Goose Green finished runner-up at Bath last time with subsequent winner Aggbag in fourth and Fedora further behind. Another bold bid from him looks likely here, while St Ignatius won over 7f here last month and also has claims. However, INTEGRIA's recent defeat of Interakt at this track looks superior form as he ran out a clear winner and George Baker's gelding is taken to defy a penalty and follow up. Phluke won off a higher mark over C&D in September and is another to consider in a tight little handicap.
Integria 15-2 (9-8) Close up on wide outside, headway halfway, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at Brighton 7f stks 0-55 (6) gf beating Interakt (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 15 ran.
Indian Violet (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Dwelt, raced wide towards rear, wide straight, no impression when hung left over 1f out, 8th of 9, 7l behind Eastern Gift (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
Phluke 8-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven and kept on near finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sir Ike (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
St Ignatius 13-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, chased leader 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr beating Mandhooma (9-7) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Goose Green (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) In touch, chased leading trio halfway, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Grey Boy (8-8) at Bath 1m hcp (6) fm in Apr.
Fly By Nelly 8-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 9l behind Very Well Red (8-10) at Lingfield 1m hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jan.
Fedora (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Grey Boy (8-8) at Bath 1m hcp (6) fm in Apr.
Aggbag 3-1fav (8-8) Held up, headway 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged left entering final furlong, ran on, won at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Hathaway (9-2) by 1l, 8 ran.
Prince Valentine 33-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden on wide outside 3f out, soon beaten, 8th of 10, 34l behind Mayfair's Future (8-10) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.