Flowing Clarets and Swendab are facing a very stiff task at the weights in this claimer but the others all have a chance of sorts, though the three-year-old Swiss Pride has to give weight to older rivals. Pettochside last won on the Polytrack six years ago but has won on Turf this year. John Bridger’s veteran should give a good account but POUR LA VICTOIRE is preferred. The latter was keeping better company on this surface at the start of the year and has also recorded a win on Turf this year. Steelriver has won five times on the all-weather, including here, so looks a threat to all.
Swiss Pride (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Pressed leaders and raced 3 wide, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 8 1/4l behind Total Commitment (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Mujassam 33-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 8 1/2l behind Eponina (8-10) at Nottingham 1m hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Pour La Victoire (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Taken to post early, towards rear, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and ran on to chase winner inside final furlong, no threat, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Motagally (9-2) at Brighton 6f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Steelriver (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Mujassam (10-0) at Wolverhampton 6f stks (6) pol in Aug.
Flowing Clarets 14-1 (8-1) Walked to post, chased leader until ridden over 1f out, went 2nd again inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Voltaic (8-10) at Windsor 6f stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Pettochside 15-8fav (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, lost 2nd and weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5 1/4l behind Voltaic (8-10) at Windsor 6f stks (5) hvy in Oct.
Swendab (IRE) 66-1 (8-7) Edged right start, soon behind, last of 13, 19 1/2l behind Atty's Edge (8-6) at Chepstow 5f hcp (5) gs in Sep.