It's impossible to ignore the claims of TRAVEL, who has been winning races for fun on the all-weather. She hasn't been placed in three races to date on Turf but has obviously improved markedly and though carrying a 6lb penalty for completing her hat-trick at Wolverhampton on Tuesday she's well in as she's been raised 10lb for future handicaps. New Youmzain is also penalised for his victory in a marathon at Pontefract which may have taken plenty out of him. Perfect Heart is an improving stayer who ended his last campaign scoring over this trip at Haydock and a 5lb weight rise doesn't look excessive. Bob's World had been running reasonably well over hurdles before creating a shock at Newbury where he won comfortably.
Perfect Heart 10-3fav (9-9) Soon tracking leader, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Haydock 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct beating Stopped Out (9-7) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Man Of Plenty 14-1 (9-12) Close up until lost place 10f out, tailed off, 9th of 10, dis behind Sohar (9-4) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Nov.
Mr Snoozy 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, 5th of 6, 14l behind Esteaming (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
New Youmzain (FR) Evensfav (9-12) Led, pushed along and pressed over 2f out, ridden and headed narrowly inside final furlong, kept on gamely to regain lead close to home, won at Pontefract 2m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Longshadow (8-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Singzak 1-2fav (9-12) Led, quickened pace 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 3, 2 1/4l behind Mahadee (8-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Mar.
Bob's World 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, reminders over 4f out, headway under pressure 2f out, led entering final furlong, ran on, won at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs beating Our Folly (9-4) by 4l, 14 ran.
Teak (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Mid-division, ridden and lost place 4f out, soon beaten, 9th of 18, 24l behind Oriental Fox (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Albonny (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden when weakened 3f out, 13th of 14, 37l behind Bob's World (9-1) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Knightly Escapade 3-1 (9-12) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Bright Abbey (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Travel (USA) 1-3fav (9-2) Tracked leader, led inside final 3f, clear 2f out, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Yasir (9-6) by 4l, 3 ran.