CRY ALOT BOY is fancied to beat Hurakan and Can Can Star if granted a true pace. The selection is a hold-up performer who should still be feasibly handicapped off this new mark of 77. He has plenty to find with Can Can Star on their run at Nottingham in July but his latest outing suggested that he is still on the upgrade and he can swoop late for victory. Hurakan landed a gamble here last time out and represents one of the success stories of the year in trainer David Evans; he has a little to prove in terms of the trip however and is shunned. Black N Brew is winless in 15 starts and doesn't look particularly well-handicapped, Theonebox returns from a break and needs watching in the betting, whilst Addwaitya may be happier on the flat after an aborted run over hurdles earlier this month. Basra runs this track well, whilst Suzi Spends is a course and distance winner and her mark looks fair enough. Debra England knows top-weight Can Can Star well however he is still 8lb above his highest winning mark and so is passed over in favour of Cry Alot Boy.
Can Can Star 14-1 (8-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon chased leading pair, ridden and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Black Eagle (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Basra (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, brief effort under pressure over 2f out, never in contention, 6th of 10, 8l behind Mick's Dancer (9-10) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Addwaitya 13-2 (9-7) Held up behind, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and edged left 1f out, stayed on under pressure to chase winner inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 14, hd behind Bollin Dolly (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Theonebox (USA) 5-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 16l behind Stateside (8-9) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Cry Alot Boy 6-1 (9-8) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on outside to track leading pair 2f out, chased winner final furlong, carried slightly right, no impression final 100 yards, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Miss Sophisticat (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Hurakan (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Held up in rear, headway on outer approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Ensnare (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Black N Brew (USA) 4-1fav (9-2) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden and one paced, plugged on final furlong, never any chance, 5th of 10, 6l behind Penton Hook (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Suzi Spends (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Tinshu (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.