Monzino bids for a hat-trick under a double penalty. But both recent wins came over a shorter trip and it may be worth taking him on with NO DIAMOND. The latter was the subject of a major gamble over track and trip last time only to let down his followers but gets another chance to prove his latest running all wrong. Tyrur Ted is another with something to prove over this longer distance while Seawood never looked like catching the winner when second here on her latest start. Midnight Bahia is still searching for her first win but her recent placed efforts suggest it won't be long in coming.
Monzino (USA) 7-2 (8-10) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Jumbo Prado (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Hyde Lea Flyer 33-1 (8-9) Chased leader until 8f out, chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 17l behind De Rigueur (9-3) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Tyrur Ted 8-1 (9-3) Bumped slightly start, held up, headway 3f out, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Young Jackie (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Pirate Chest (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 11l behind Stand Guard (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (5) pol.
No Diamond 9-4fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, recovered to go prominent after 2f and taking keen hold, went 2nd over 8f out, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Scribe (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Sir Dylan 20-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 14, 11l behind Asia Minor (8-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Leitrim King (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Strategic Action (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Newington 33-1 (9-3) Dwelt, in rear and outpaced, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 7l behind Rosie's Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Seawood 20-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 5l behind Rosie's Lady (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Pobs Trophy 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, led over 10f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 13, 19l behind Nolecce (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Houdini Bright (USA) 16-1 (8-6) Rear of mid-division, ridden and no impression entering straight, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Days Ahead (9-10) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol.
Midnight Bahia (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, soon went 2nd, ridden over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, soon chased winner, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Easydoesit (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.