BENANDONNER found only Prime Exhibit, who runs in the previous race, too good here last time. The veteran might just be up to landing this easier contest and gets the nod. Aureolin Golf is another with claims after making the frame in this lowly grade last time when he finished ahead of Supa Seeker. The latter has subsequently finished second at Kempton while Partner's Gold had Loius Vee a couple of lengths behind when second over 7f here last week. Compton Silver may prove best of the rest.
Benandonner (USA) 8-1 (8-7) In touch, chased leaders over 2f out, hard ridden to go 2nd inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, never reached winner, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Prime Exhibit (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Italian Lady (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Chrissycross (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov '12.
Aureolin Gulf 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, stayed on final furlong, unable to challenge, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Katmai River (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Supa Seeker (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, good headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd final 110 yards and closed on winner, always held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Mr Chocolate Drop (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Compton Silver 16-1 (9-1) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 4 1/2l behind Reggie Bond (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Partner's Gold (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Bumped over 6f out, tracked leaders, every chance and carried left inside final furlong, one pace final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Medecis Mountain (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Sir Lexington (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, always behind, tailed off, last of 11, 45l behind Reggie Bond (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Hold The Star 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon weakened and behind, last of 7, 18l behind Heidi's Delight (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Louis Vee (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Led, headed 5f out, led again over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 10, 5l behind Medecis Mountain (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Ellies Image 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, eased, 9th of 11, 12l behind Reggie Bond (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Refuse Colette (IRE) 40-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 18l behind Silly Billy (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Gifted Heir (IRE) 100-1 (8-7) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 12, 34l behind Mosman (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Troy Boy 25-1 (8-4) Steadied start, held up and always towards rear, 10th of 13, 9l behind Deliberation (8-9) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.