Nakeeta took advantage of a lowly mark at Ayr in September but was then beaten when favourite at Haydock and has gone up another 2lb since. Good View was disappointing at Newcastle last month but has run well enough on soft going in the past to be considered. Notation made a belated winning reappearance at Southwell but will have to defy a penalty follow up while Magna Moralia has been beaten twice over hurdles since last seen on the Flat. FLOWER OF SCOTLAND only failed to justify favouritism at Newcastle by a short-head. She’s gone up 2lb since but is unexposed on Turf and can recoup losses if handling conditions. The ground will suit Cornerstone Lad and Micky Hammond’s smart hurdler can’t be left out of calculations.
Sameer (FR) (9-2) 13th of 15, 17 3/4l behind Dantesque (9-2) at ParisLongchamp 1m 4f hcp sft in Oct.
Nakeeta 9-4fav (9-2) Held up, short of room 2f out, ridden, no impression, 6th of 9, 4 1/4l behind Billy No Mates (9-6) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Cornerstone Lad 16-5 (9-10) Midfield, drifted back towards rear halfway, ridden over 4f out, steady headway over 3f out, stayed on from over 2f out but no chance with leading trio, 4th of 11, 14 3/4l behind Ben Lilly (9-0) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Ingleby Hollow 20-1 (11-9) Held up towards rear, headway 2 out, not able to get on terms, 6th of 13, 12 3/4l behind Beach Break (11-7) at Sedgefield 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in Oct.
Notation (IRE) 10-3jfav (9-7) Made most, ridden 2f out, driven out, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Oct beating Hermocrates (9-8) by nk, 7 ran.
Mister Universum (GER) 150-1 (10-0) Pushed along to press leader, ridden and weakened quickly over 3f out, last of 13, dist behind Bellatrixsa (9-4) at Newcastle 2m hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Graceful Lady 18-1 (9-10) Slowly away, in rear, pushed 4f out, ridden 3f out, never nearer, 11th of 14, 24 1/2l behind Main Fact (9-0) at Newbury 2m hcp (5) hvy in Oct.
Magna Moralia (IRE) 11-10fav (10-12) Midfield, pushed along to track leader before halfway, prominent and switched right 2 out, outpaced by winner after last, 2nd of 6, 4 3/4l behind Cabot Cliffs (10-12) at Uttoxeter 2m (4) gs in Oct.
Good View (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) In touch, took closer order over 3f out, pushed along over 2f out, no extra from over 1f out, 5th of 6, 16 1/4l behind Trumpet Man (9-7) at Newcastle 2m hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Jackamundo (FR) 12-1 (9-6) Slowly away soon in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 4th of 10, 4l behind Olympic Conqueror (9-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Flower Of Scotland 6-4fav (9-12) Raced keenly, chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on well to lead final 50yds, headed on line, 2nd of 8, shd behind King Charles (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Euro Implosion (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Midfield, ridden 5f out, no extra, 5th of 6, 12 3/4l behind Splinter (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m 4f stks (5) sft in Oct.