Medam ended a long losing run when scoring at Kempton a week ago but will do well to follow up carrying 6lb extra. RYAN STYLE looks a better proposition given he tumbled down the weights last year and showed signs of a resurgence when not beaten far in sixth last time. He gets a tentative vote in this as Classy Trick's recent placed efforts have been over longer trips and Auntie Mildred's win at Beverley last year came over 5f. Partner's Gold could prove a bigger threat on his recent third over track and trip when finishing ahead of both Satwa Laird and Vale Of Clara.
Medam 3-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Mucky Molly (9-1) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Auntie Mildred (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 8l behind Sir Geoffrey (8-10) at Southwell 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec.
Classy Trick (USA) 6-1 (8-8) Led until over 1f out, soon ridden, faded final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Prime Exhibit (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Ryan Style (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, headway on inside 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, run flattened out final 100 yards, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Minimee (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Poker Hospital 33-1 (8-13) Keen prominent, bumped and lost place soon after start, headway on outer over 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f outy, last of 10, 8l behind Count Ceprano (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Dec '12.
Vale Of Clara (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Prominent, every chance 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 9l behind Medecis Mountain (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) 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.
Satwa Laird 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Medecis Mountain (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.