Honey Badger went close at Brighton in June but was raised 6lb and well beaten last time while Power Up only won a couple of amateur races earlier, including one over track and trip, and has failed to figure since. Athenian Garden was beaten only a short-head at Lingfield last month but has yet to win in 18 attempts so a chance is taken on the lightly-raced DARK ELEGANCE. She should have come on for a handicap debut fourth at Wolverhampton and may prove good enough in this modest contest.
Power Up 12-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along on wide outside over 3f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 10 3/4l behind Moojaned (10-12) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Honey Badger 6-4fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 6 3/4l behind Young Jackie (8-13) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun.
Evacusafe Lady 14-1 (9-5) Prominent, lost place 7f out, ridden and effort 2f out, no extra inside final 100 yards, 7th of 9, 4l behind Nouvelle Ere (9-7) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gs in Sep.
On The Cusp (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 3f, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 19 1/2l behind Felice (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in May.
X Raise (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 7l behind Framley Garth (9-12) at Thirsk 1m hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Athenian Garden (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, never on terms, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Katniss (8-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Dark Elegance 20-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10 1/4l behind Le Notre (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (6) pol in Jul.
Authorized Spirit 33-1 (8-12) Headway to lead after 1f, clear 8f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 34 1/4l behind Knight Music (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Querido (GER) 66-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, some headway 2f out, never involved, 7th of 14, 9 1/4l behind Dreaming Again (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Jun.
Synoptic Dream (USA) 50-1 (8-0) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 17 1/4l behind Shifting Moon (8-2) at Chelmsford City 1m 6f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Royal Party 50-1 (8-4) In touch, lost place 3f out, 11th of 13, 22 1/4l behind Kachou (8-13) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.