Karma Chameleon has been placed three times in handicaps now without looking like winning, while Astroscarlet produced her first worthwhile effort when runner-up at Kempton last time. King's Ciel has the past form on turf to figure, though his recent form has taken a dip, and preference is for MAN OF MY WORD. He improved on his earlier attempts at this track when runner-up over 7f here last month and is taken to go one better now the penny has dropped. Chrissycross looks best of the rest if taking to the Fibresand.
Man Of My Word 9-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon chased winner, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Mick Slates (8-1) at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Nov.
Chrissycross (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out to over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Compton Bird (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Miss Ella Jade 100-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden well over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 9, 11l behind Hurler And Farmer (9-3) at Southwell 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Shredding (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Always in rear, last of 12, 21l behind Ocean Tempest (8-10) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Astroscarlet 25-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong to chase winner final 50 yards, no impression, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Compton Bird (8-8) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Bit A Craic 50-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, chased leadrs, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 11l behind Artlana (8-7) at Nottingham 1m 2yo sll (6) gf in Oct.
King's Ciel 10-1 (8-12) With leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 13l behind Larwood (9-3) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Oct.
Karma Chameleon 12-1 (8-9) Chased leaders in 4th, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Night Flash (9-7) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Singspiel Spirit 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway and edged left 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 14, 17l behind Vociferous (9-7) at Southwell 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Oct.
Brian's Best 100-1 (7-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, soon behind, last of 11, 23l behind Elegant Flight (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.