The veteran Doctor Parkes has won a dozen of his 102 starts but has never scored here, though he's been gradually slipping in the weights. Noble Asset has only had three all-weather starts and has yet to be placed though he's now on a 14lb lower mark than when he started his campaign here in May. Jumeirah Star completed a double over 6f in the summer but has struggled from his new mark so the vote goes to RACING ANGEL. She's having her first-ever start on an artificial surface but comes here in good shape having followed a close second at this level at Yarmouth with a very good run in a Class 2 handicap at Newmarket.
Red Stripes (USA) 10-1 (8-10) Chased winner until over 2f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd again 1f out until inside final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 11, 4l behind Fast Act (9-4) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Racing Angel (IRE) 11-1 (8-1) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Summer Chorus (9-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp fll (2) gf in Oct.
Billyoakes (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Prominent, weakened 2f out, 12th of 16, 5 1/4l behind Pensax Lad (9-7) at Nottingham 5f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Doctor Parkes 10-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, ridden and stayed on under pressure on outer final furlong, no impression, 4th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Roman Holiday (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Noble Asset 13-2 (9-3) Soon led, headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 11, 4 1/4l behind Bahamian Sunrise (9-4) at Brighton 5f hcp (5) gd in Oct.
Jumeirah Star (USA) 8-1 (9-0) Dwelt, in touch, pushed along over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 4 1/4l behind Bahamian Sunrise (9-2) at Sandown 5f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Keep It Dark 14-1 (9-5) Behind, headway halfway, never dangerous, 6th of 14, 5l behind Coiste Bodhar (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Red Flute 12-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 3l behind Horsforth (8-13) at Chelmsford City 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.