Veroon just got the better of Norse Blues over track and trip a fortnight ago and they're closely matched once again, while George Guru steps up a grade after scoring at Lingfield on his handicap debut. Good Authority will need to improve on his recent maiden win at Wolverhampton, while Catchanova and Ampleforth should both have done better on her their latest starts. Wiqaaya is not easily dismissed but an open contest can go to QUEEN OF CASH, who has done nothing but improve all year and went close again in a better race at Chester last time.
Norse Blues 16-1 (9-2) Held up, headway 3f out, kept on from over 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, held by winner close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Veroon (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Queen Of Cash (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, raced keenly, effort from well over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Hacienda (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Veroon (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, held on well, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Norse Blues (9-2) by nk, 14 ran.
Kakapuka 18-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, last of 15, 26l behind Valencha (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Wiqaaya (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, pushed along in rear, some headway on inside over 1f out, never a threat, 6th of 11, 9l behind Trumpington Street (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Gallant Eagle (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Pushed along to lead, headed 5f out, chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 12th of 13, 16l behind Doncosaque (8-13) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
George Guru 11-1 (9-0) Dwelt held up in rear, edged left from over 1f out, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Focail Eile (9-7) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Islesman 20-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, headway 1f out, never near leaders, 5th of 14, 7l behind Loyalty (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Dubaianswer 12-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 12l behind Fast Shot (9-0) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Good Authority (IRE) 8-11fav (9-5) Dwelt soon intouch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct beating Brick Dust (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Catchanova (IRE) 5-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind The Which Doctor (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Ampleforth 9-2fav (8-9) Soon chasing leaders, pushed along 5f out, weakened 3f out, last of 15, 44l behind Fantasy Gladiator (9-1) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Songburst 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Top Diktat (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Buzz Law (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 16th of 19, 17l behind Shamdarley (9-6) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.