Gold Hunter finished in front of Plucky Dip when winning over 7f at Chelmsford earlier and was hampered on last month’s return visit. Dourado’s earlier double came at Epsom and he never threatened when placed here last time but Procurator beat Black Caesar by only a head at Brighton last month, though that pair are closely matched. GLENN COCO is the least exposed and having won on his handicap debut over today’s trip at Wolverhampton he gets the vote to show further progress and go in again.
Glorious Politics 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along and weakened over 2f out, last of 19, 30 1/4l behind Shady Mccoy (9-13) at York 7f hcp (4) gd in Oct.
Gold Hunter (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, last of 14, 19 1/4l behind Blue On Blue (8-11) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Athassel 25-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 11th of 14, 11 1/2l behind Blue On Blue (8-11) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Inexes 20-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Boy In The Bar (9-4) at Newcastle 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Procurator (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Keen in touch, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Brighton 7f hcp (5) sft in Oct beating Black Caesar (9-8) by hd, 10 ran.
Black Caesar (IRE) 4-1 (9-8) Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Procurator (9-6) at Brighton 7f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Presumido (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 10th of 12, 5 1/4l behind Azaly (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Dourado (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway when not much room and switched right over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 12, 3 1/4l behind Cainhoe Star (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Plucky Dip 20-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 4l behind Gold Hunter (9-3) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Portledge (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, driven out, won at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) pol in Oct beating Kreb's Cycle (9-4) by hd, 11 ran.
Glenn Coco 5-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, 2nd inside final 2f, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Showdance Kid (9-5) by 1/2l, 9 ran.