Indian Affair doesn't have the best of strike-rates but he's now dropped to a fair mark and showed that his turn was near with a good run at Wolverhampton last week. Colourbearer also ran well at the same fixture but went up 2lb as a consequence and could be a few pounds high. Bapak Bangsawan appears better over the minimum trip but Lujeanie should get into the act in a first-time visor though both he and Burnhope, who has won from a higher mark here this year but arrives out of form, were behind RIGOLLETO at Lingfield last time. The latter isn't a prolific winner and hasn't had much experience of the surface but he's only 2lb higher than when scoring at Warwick in August and looks to have as good a chance as any in an open contest.
Bajan Bear 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, headway on inside well over 1f out, run flattened out inside final furlong, no extra, 7th of 11, 5l behind Brother Tiger (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Colourbearer (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 7, nk behind Monsieur Royale (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Lujeanie 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, travelling well 2f out, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Novellen Lad (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 12l behind Fathsta (9-5) at Warwick 6f sell stks (6) gf in Aug.
Burnhope 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside well over 1f out, chased leaders over 1f out, run flattened out inside final furlong and soon no extra, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Novellen Lad (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Bapak Bangsawan 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Billy Red (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Climaxfortackle (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Rusty Rocket (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Nov.
Rigolleto (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, took 4th final 100 yards almost snatched 3rd, not pace to challenge, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Novellen Lad (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Starlight Angel (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Dark Opal (9-2) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Ray of Joy 14-1 (9-4) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed on into mid-division inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 7th of 11, 6l behind Dream Scenario (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Indian Affair 13-2 (9-3) Set very strong pace, challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Iceblast (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Fortrose Academy (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 16l behind Hannahs Turn (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Nov.