towards rear, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish
held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous
held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish
tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong
led, headed 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong
chased leaders, chased clear pair from over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
held up in touch in 5th, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out
dwelt, held up in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous
chased leader, joined leader and clear of 3rd 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong
POLYDAMOS is the obvious choice as he's gone very close in this lowly grade on his last couple of outings. Beaten only a short-head over course and distance a week ago, he's taken to go one better today. Beauchamp Sunset finished closer here last time and My Renaissance has more scope than most of these and may get involved. It's hard to make a serious case for any of the remainder in their current form, though Loulou Vuitton was placed in a seller at Southwell last month.
Polydamos 2-1fav (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Addikt (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Norphin 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 10l behind Squirrel Wood (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
My Renaissance 16-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 11, 6l behind Reggie Bond (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Hypatia (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, soon no impression, never a factor, 11th of 14, 11l behind Cristy's Call (9-2) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Jan.
Beauchamp Sunset 25-1 (9-2) Led over 1f, prominent, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Bapak Pesta (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Whiskey N Stout (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Slowly away towards rear, headway on outer to go close up halfway, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 7l behind Sam Spade (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Hardy Plume 9-1 (8-13) Always behind, 10th of 11, 40l behind Schottische (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
The Right Time 14-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Trecase (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f app hcp (0-50) (7) pol in Feb '12.
Heading To First 25-1 (10-3) In rear, effort when hampered over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, 26l behind Samoset (10-13) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Loulou Vuitton 8-1 (10-6) In touch, ridden 5f out, weakened 3f out, 6th of 8, 23l behind Samoset (10-13) at Southwell 1m 3f am hcp 0-52 (6) fbs.
Ferryview Place 10-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 13l behind Do More Business (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.