Neige D'antan has only limited ability but always gives of her best and went close again when runner-up over C&D last time. Taro Tywod is less consistent but produced one of her better efforts at Lingfield recently and Graylyn Valentino has claims on his latest short-head defeat at the same track. However, a couple of less exposed types take the eye in this with Her Nibbs making her handicap debut after a third at Thirsk in September though ALEZANNA has the more recent form. She won a maiden over a slightly shorter trip at this track earlier this month and has plenty of scope for improvement.
Graylyn Valentino 8-1 (8-12) Dwelt, behind, headway on outside over 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance final 75 yards, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Idol Deputy (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol.
Ferryview Place 13-2 (8-6) Slowly into stride keen towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on towards finish, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 3l behind Trois Vallees (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Gunner Will (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, not able to trouble leaders, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Norfolk Sky (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Rockgoat (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders well over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 12, 7l behind Kittens (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Neige D'antan 9-4fav (8-4) Set steady pace, ridden and quickened pace 2f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Dream Win (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Her Nibbs 80-1 (8-12) Towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Quality Pearl (8-9) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Come Hither 10-3fav (8-13) Prominent, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 8th of 13, 13l behind Bold Marc (9-0) at Southwell 1m sell stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Taro Tywod (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, headed and no extra final strides, 2nd of 13, hd behind Chella Thriller (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Arabian Flight 66-1 (9-2) Led 1f, chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 13, 19l behind Dana's Present (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
The Yank 40-1 (9-1) Slowly away, soon ridden along and behind, last of 13, 27l behind Hard Road (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Alezanna 12-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden and hung right entering final 2f, drew clear towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating Mistress Shy (9-0) by 4l, 10 ran.
Landown Littlerock 50-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Langham Lily (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (6) pol in Nov.
Nurse Dominatrix (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Big Sylv (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.