Pandorica invariably goes well here as she did when slamming her rivals last week for which she's penalised. She was earlier put in her place at the track by Belle Park and the latter should come out on top again on these terms. After completing a double in September, BOLD DUKE was raised 10lb and couldn't cope but he's gradually come down the ratings and, now on just 2lb higher, he can get back to winning ways. Frozen Over was in very good form at this time a year ago though he hasn't shown much over hurdles recently but if the ground turned very testing then April Ciel would have to be considered as he gained a comprehensive victory on heavy going here in September.
Bold Duke 14-1 (8-7) Chased leaders early, soon steadied into midfield, lost place over 3f out, soon no impression, 5th of 8, 12l behind Linguine (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Dandy (GER) 10-1 (8-12) Soon led, headed 6f out, stayed handy, ridden over 2f out, soon edged right, one pace from over 1f out, 4th of 8, 9l behind Qanan (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) std.
Frozen Over 4-1 (9-5) Behind, outpaced 3f out, switched outside and ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 10, 6l behind Fazza (8-10) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Mr Fitzroy (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, lost place 8f out, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Eric The Grey (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Pandorica 7-4fav (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Zafranagar (9-1) by 3l, 5 ran.
Unison (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, weakened from over 1f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind Stockhill Diva (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
April Ciel 20-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, held towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Stockhill Diva (9-0) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Belle Park 5-1fav (8-1) Held up rear of mid-division, smooth headway on outside on heels of leaders over 2f out, quickened to lead approaching final furlong, soon clear, comfortably, won at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May beating Urban Space (8-5) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.