Decency looks the sort to improve and his yard have started the season well, however the solid recent form comes from Cookie Galore and DRUBINCA and marginal preference is for the last-named. The Stuart Williams-trained gelding may not be the most straight-forward of horses however he looked ready to win when well-backed on his latest start at Wolverhampton. He found plenty of trouble before ending up a fast-finishing fourth and with better luck in running today he should go close. Via Aurelia may find some improvement now going handicapping off a lowly mark, Turf Time and Noverillo are both consistent without winning, whilst Catawollow ran her best race to date at Wolverhampton last time and she looks handicapped to win races. Rightcar is a course winner and he is rated better than a Wolverhampton effort last time would suggest, but a more obvious danger is Cookie Galore who is 7lb higher than when winning at Wolverhampton but the form looks solid (runner-up run well twice since). Sunrise Lyric's third to Usquaebach is solid handicapping form in the context of this finale, however we are happy to side with Drubinca as the nomination.
Sunrise Lyric (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Dwelt, tracked leaders 5f out, went 3rd and travelling best 2f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, not quicken, 3rd of 12, hd behind Usquaebach (9-3) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Cookie Galore 5-1 (8-9) Took keen hold early, held up towards rear, good headway on inside well over 1f out, chased leader 1f out, led, edged right and bumped well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Micky's Knock Off (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Rightcar 10-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden hung right and hampered over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 13l behind Knightfire (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.
La Toya J (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Prominent early, chased leaders, ridden on outside 3f out, edged right and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Tuscan King (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Mar.
Decency (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 10l behind Gramercy (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Turf Time 3-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Destiny's Dancer (8-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Drubinca 2-1fav (8-10) Outpaced towards rear, ridden over 2f out, hung right and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held, 4th of 9, 2l behind Sweet Mirasol (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Goodison Goal (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 2f out, effort over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Miami Gator (9-5) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Dec.
Via Aurelia (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 16l behind Miss Zooter (9-0) at Leicester 6f 2yo fll mdn aut (6) gf in Oct.
Novillero 7-2 (8-6) Raced wide, mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, effort on stands side rail to have every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Belle Park (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Catawollow 33-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 4l behind Belle Park (8-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Mar.
Miss Polly Plum 22-1 (8-1) In rear, never near leaders, 6th of 8, 10l behind Silver Linnet (8-11) at Lingfield 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar.