Dungannon had the worst of the draw at Doncaster last month and has been showing signs of a revival lately. Haamaat won a competitive handicap over 7f here last time and is another for the short-list but Swiss Cross has been over further lately and Noverre To Go has a lot more to do than when landing a claimer at Wolverhampton. It looks like Docofthebay is on a downward curve but stablemate THUNDERBALL is in good heart and could bounce back to winning ways here. He finished ahead of another Scott Dixon runner, Even Stevens, and York Glory in a Doncaster Listed race on the final day of the Turf season and did win on the Polytrack here a couple of years ago. Sugar Beet may be best of the rest.
Dungannon 7-1 (8-13) Held up far side, headway 2f out, led group over 1f out, no chance with stands side, 16th of 21, 11l behind Jack Dexter (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
York Glory (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 19, 11l behind Eton Rifles (9-3) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Thunderball 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, 6th of 19, 6l behind Eton Rifles (9-3) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.
Swiss Cross 25-1 (8-7) Keen led 2f, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Solar Deity (8-8) at Lingfield 1m hcp (2) pol.
Docofthebay (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Chased leader stand side group, weakened over 1f out, 19th of 20, 25l behind Tartiflette (8-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Sugar Beet 12-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden and effort over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Capone (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Haamaat (IRE) 5-1fav (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol beating Elusive Flame (8-13) by nk, 14 ran.
Seek The Fair Land 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 10th of 11, 9l behind Capone (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Rebecca Romero (8-11) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Head Of Steam (USA) 33-1 (8-10) Led until over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 19, 11l behind Thunderball (8-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Noverre To Go (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led 1f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol beating Last Sovereign (9-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Even Stevens 80-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 19, 7l behind Eton Rifles (9-3) at Doncaster 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd.