MIXING looks capable of defying a poor draw and a 4lb rise to rack up a third course and distance win, while Little Richard appears the big danger. The selection is in cracking form having won two of his last three starts and he was doing all his best work at the finish again last time. David Probert keeps the ride and he should have enough time to launch his bid from the home turn and looks good enough to go in again. Little Richard is another going well and he took a minor Wolverhampton handicap over 1m 6f last time. He is also up 4lbs and with the return to this trip no problem he can go very well. Papradon returns from a break, having misfired last time out and he too has the ability to get involved, though may not see out the trip. Valdan struggled from a similar mark last time and the same fate may await, while old timer Kylkenny has been a great servant to Hughie Morrison, but prefers the Fibresand. Mixing can find the right ingredients to win this.
Mixing 6-1 (8-5) Held up in mid division, headway on outside over 2f out, ran on to lead final 100 yards, readily, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sept beating Wait For The Light (9-6) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Ommadawn (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind War of The Roses (9-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcap (5) pol in Sept.
Touch of Style (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased winner, ridden over 4f out, weakened well over 1f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind Clear Sailing (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Lord Theo 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, hung left and lost place well over 1f out, 9th of 12, 5l behind Ghost Dancer (9-3) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sept.
Papradon 3-1 (9-13) Mid-division, ridden along over 2f out, soon behind, no chance when eased inside final furlong, last of 9, 22l behind Muffett's Dream (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Cape of Luck (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway from 2f out, stayed on well final furlong nearest finish, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Gallego (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (4) gd in Sept.
Little Richard (IRE) 5-2fav (9-10) Led 2f, always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on well, won at W'hampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar beating Opera Writer (9-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Kylkenny 16-1 (9-3) In touch, lost place 2f out, 6th of 10, 13l behind Ruwain (7-12) at Great Leighs 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Valdan (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders until weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 24l behind Alfie Tupper (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcap (5) pol in Sept.
Sovereign Spirit (IRE) 8-1 (9-13) Took keen hold in touch, ridden and effort 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Snowberry Hill (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Kerayasi (FR) 9-4fav (9-4) Held up, headway 9f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 8, 5l behind Apache Fort (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sept '07.
Ghufa (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 15, 7l behind Lindy Lou (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcap (5) gd in Sept.
Cover Drive (USA) 33-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 13l behind Effigy (9-1) at Salisbury 1m app hcp (5) gd in Sept.
Generous Lad (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, driven 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 6th of 10, 8l behind Mr Napoleon (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sept.