AKASAKA won a claimer here last year when rated 98 and hasn't scored since which is why he's now 10lb lower. His best recent run was when runner-up at the Curragh in July and he's very well treated by the race conditions so should take this. Whaileyy looks the main threat as he won twice for Marco Botti over 6f at Kempton and gave notice of an imminent victory in minor company when a close fifth behind Captain Joy over the track and trip last month. He may even have won with a clear run so should get into the frame. Dashwood is having his first start on this track but won three times on the surface when trained in the UK. He's shown plenty of potential for new connections and can make his presence felt. Six Silver Lane won twice here in the spring and, though having a bit to find at these weights, hails from a yard who know how to get one ready. 6.45
Whaileyy (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Dwelt, soon mid-division, 8th halfway, ridden into 6th 2f out, 5th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Captain Joy (10-0) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Oct.
Broderick Falls (USA) 50-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, ridden and no impression entering straight, 11th of 14, 14l behind Adeste Fideles (9-0) at Dundalk 6f mdn stks pol in Oct.
Dashwood 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride and always towards rear, ridden in moderate 18th entering straight, no impression, 11th of 19, 8l behind Unsinkable (8-3) at Leopardstown 1m App hcp in Oct.
Akasaka (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) 2nd early, 4th over 3f out, almost on terms 2f out, chased leaders 1f out, soon no impression, one pace,, 12th of 16, 7l behind Elusive Time (9-11) at Curragh 1m hcp gf in Sep.
Six Silver Lane 7-2fav (11-6) Prominent, soon 2nd, ridden along over 2f out where 3rd, 4th 1f out, soon no impression, one pace,, 6th of 9, 5l behind Prince Jock (11-13) at Laytown 7f am hcp 50-80 in Sep.
Loyalty Card (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt, soon mid-division, ridden and no extra 3f out, 15th of 18, 33l behind Flight Risk (9-5) at Cork 1m mdn stks sft in Oct.
Enigma Code (UAE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden in 4th 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 16l behind Al Fahidi (9-13) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 gf in Sep.
Bad News Bear (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, never a factor, ridden and no impression under 2f out, 10th of 12, 10l behind Fix It (8-10) at Down Royal 7f hcp gf in Jul.
Helen's Armada (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, 5th entering straight, progress to dispute under 3f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 5l behind Princess Glamour (9-1) at Navan 1m 3yo hcp sft in Oct.