Prince Of Vasa's improved effort at Redcar came in a claimer and Ghost remains out of sorts despite dropping down the weights. NOT MY CHOICE looked in the handicapper's grip until going close at Chester a week ago and David Griffiths' C&D winner may be ready to strike now off his current mark. Ginger Grey returns to action but is 7lb higher than when scoring at Doncaster in October, while Alpha Tauri has done all his winning on the all-weather. Lord Of The Dance showed signs of a return to form at Yarmouth last time and looks best of the rest.
Prince Of Vasa (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Led, driven when headed approaching final furlong, rallied closing stages, always held, 2nd of 5, nk behind Thrust Control (9-5) at Redcar 6f clm stks (6) gf.
Ghost (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Cathedral Spires (8-10) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Not My Choice (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Soon led, strongly challenged from over 1f out, hard ridden, headed post, 2nd of 10, shd behind Orpenindeed (9-7) at Chester 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Frognal (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, never dangerous, last of 10, 15l behind Steelcut (9-3) at Chester 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Ginger Grey (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Dwelt, held up mid-division and keen, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3 1/2l behind Fantasy Gladiator (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 17-2 (9-7) With leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Batgirl (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Led far side group, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, last of 19, well behind Silver Wind (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Elusive Sue (USA) 16-1 (9-0) In touch far side group, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 11th of 19, 9l behind Silver Wind (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Nufoudh (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Chased winner, effort 2f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 9th of 14, 13l behind Cara's Request (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Timeless Elegance (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Raced along far side and well on terms, every chance over 1f out, no extra close home, 4th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-1) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Jupiter Fidius 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, carried right, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 12l behind Epernay (9-0) at Carlisle 1m app hcp (6) gs.
No Quarter (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt raced stands side until switched to center 5f out, held up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 23l behind Spavento (9-2) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Chambers (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Prominent, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, 10th of 12, 18l behind Mountrath (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.