Outpost has so far shown his best on the Fibresand while Saskia's Dream and Fame Again have done their recent winning on the Polytrack. She's A Character is a three-time course winner though her latest victory came in a claimer and preference is for CHOOKIE ROYALE. Keith Dalgleish's charge scored over C&D the last time he encountered good ground and Jason Hart's 5lb claim allows him to race off the same mark today. Zip Lock, Les Verguettes and Clumber Place are all recent winners in heavy ground and the latter is expected to come out best of that trio on this likely faster surface.
Outpost (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Led early, tracked leader, ridden inside final 2f, lost place 1f out, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 8l behind Prime Exhibit (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
She's A Character 7-1 (8-10) Behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, kept on well, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Yojimbo (8-12) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Chookie Royale 6-1 (9-6) With leaders on inside, driven when slightly hampered by loose horse over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression in 3rd final 2f, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Piceno (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Silver Rime (FR) 17-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, wide entering straight, no impression, 11th of 12, 8l behind Cut Across (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Saskia's Dream 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led approaching final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Aldermoor (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Fame Again 11-4fav (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Silverware (9-10) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 14, 6l behind Don Libre (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Nezami (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden and headway over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 10l behind Moheebb (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Rough Rock (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 8l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Horatio Carter 16-1 (8-12) Dwelt, behind, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 7th of 13, 11l behind Multi Bene (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Kerchak (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 15l behind Roberto Pegasus (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun '11.
Zip Lock (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Prominent, led over 4f out, driven out, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct beating Beautiful Day (8-11) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
George Benjamin 66-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 7l behind Cut Across (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Clumber Place 4-1fav (9-0) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Caramelita (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp (5) hvy in Oct.
Lindoro 14-1 (10-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon headed, chased leaders, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 7l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Silver Wind 40-1 (9-6) Bumped start, in rear, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Danzoe (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Les Verguettes (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Finesse (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Silkee Supreme 16-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division on inside, headway 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 11l behind Above Standard (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.