Watersmeet stayed on strongly to land a lower grade handicap over 1m4f at Wolverhampton and had little chance when dropped in trip in a much better race than this at Newbury. Seven times a winner, including five on the all-weather, he was well beaten on his only start at this trip but that was in last year's Ebor. CURBYOURENTHUSIASM (NAP) has been competing at a very high level and only gets into this handicap by virtue of a 2lb drop after three unplaced efforts in Group 2 Cup races. His narrow defeat by Clever Cookie in this year's Yorkshire Cup is the stand-out form here and he should get back on the winning trail. Winning Story made a successful debut in a 1m2f Newmarket maiden back in April but hasn't been seen since finishing last in the Lingfield Derby Trial the following month. Winning hurdler Great Hall comfortably won two Class 3 handicaps over 1m2f before a fair effort over that trip in a Listed contest but is now on his highest-ever mark while Haines failed to last out the 2m2f trip at Newmarket and has a good all-weather record.
Curbyourenthusiasm (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11 1/2l behind Sheikhzayedroad (9-3) at Doncaster 2m 2f Grp 2 (1) gd in Sep.
Great Hall 12-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Energia Davos (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f lst stks (1) gf in Oct.
Watersmeet 50-1 (9-7) Chased clear leader until pushed along 3f out, chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 17th of 18, 25 3/4l behind Baydar (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Haines 16-1 (8-11) Keen close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 17, 17 3/4l behind Penglai Pavilion (9-1) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp stks (2) gd in Sep.
Winning Story 3-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, weakened quickly 2f out, last of 5, 10 1/2l behind Humphrey Bogart (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3f lst stks (1) gd in May.
Rideonastar (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, saddle slipped over 10f out, soon eased and virtually pulled up, last of 11, dist behind Pointel (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Argus (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 19 1/2l behind To Be Wild (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gd in Oct.