A bit of a lottery to start proceedings and Swendab has been raised a further 5lb having completed a double at Wolverhampton with his latest success. Berryessa finished well ahead of Fast Act when scoring at the latter track and an apprentice takes over the reins today having been beaten subsequently. Bahamian Heights has been in good form over 6f recently but has done all his winning so far over that distance while Zipedeedodah remains a shade high in the weights and Dundunah is 6lb higher than when winning at Haydock during the summer. But RED STRIPES has recorded four of his five victories to date at this venue and he gets a tentative vote to go in again.
Zipedeedodah (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) In touch in rear, ridden over 1f out, short lived effort inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 1 1/2l behind Come On Dave (9-3) at Lingfield 5f hcp (4) pol in Nov.
Dundunah (USA) 25-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Casterbridge (9-3) at Newcastle 5f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Berryessa (IRE) 6-4fav (9-8) Chased leaders, took keen hold, driven over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3/4l behind Lydiate Lady (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp fll (5) pol in Nov.
Bahamian Heights 20-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Higher Court (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp (5) pol in Nov.
Yorkee Mo Sabee (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Raced far side, tracked leader, keen weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 10 1/4l behind Glenamoy Lad (8-13) at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Penny Dreadful 33-1 (8-8) Pushed along to chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 7 3/4l behind Mujassam (9-5) at Southwell 6f hcp (4) pol in Dec.
Swendab (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Edged left start, led over 3f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov beating Gorgeous (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Red Stripes (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Hamish Mcgonagain (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Mighty Zip (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 10, 7 1/4l behind Foxy Boy (9-9) at Haydock 5f hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Fast Act (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon faded, 7th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Berryessa (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (5) pol in Nov.