It doesn't bode well that Supersticion is dropped in class so soon but Norfolk Sky should be thereabouts after a couple of wins in lowly handicaps. Daring Damsel went close in a similar contest over C&D last time and makes more appeal than last month's Warwick winner Lady Romanza but the vote goes to GUNNER WILL. His latest second in a seller at Wolverhampton looks the best form on offer and he can finally get off the mark in this. Moataz arrives badly out of sorts and the remainder have plenty to find on today's terms.
Moataz (USA) 11-1 (8-3) Mid-division, took keen hold, ridden on outside over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 10l behind Fame Again (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Daring Damsel (IRE) 5-1 (8-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, hung left over 1f out and when headed inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 10, shd behind Spartan Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Gunner Will (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Raced wide and soon chasing leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Justbookie Dot Com (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Oct.
Lady Romanza (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch in mid-division, pushed along 4f out, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Lady Bellatrix (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Make Me Smyle 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced 4f out, ridden and stayed on same pace final 2f, never terms, 7th of 11, 16l behind Christingle (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Noosa Boy 12-1 (9-0) Always behind, 11th of 12, 21l behind Maggie Pink (9-0) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Norfolk Sky 7-4fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway to 4th well over 1f out, hung left under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Critical Point (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Sir Dylan 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, soon tailed off, hung badly left and virtually pulled up 6f out, last of 8, well behind Cufflink (8-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f clm stks (5) sft in Oct.
Dangerous To Know 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, kept on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Pass The Time (8-1) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Glaze 50-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 6l behind Hard Road (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Greek Music 150-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced and hung left in rear, never a factor, last of 6, 24l behind Place In My Heart (8-7) at Yarmouth 5f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug '11.
Here Comes Jeanie 12-1 (8-5) Mid-divsion, headway to track leaders halfway, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 12l behind Maccabees (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy in Oct.
Supersticion 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 11l behind Shea (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.