White Shift was victorious here in September over this trip and wasn't helped by the extra furlong most recently so should do better over her preferred distance. Speedyfix is in good heart but appears to be favouring five furlongs at present. Tim Etherington has Embra in good nick and with the cheek-pieces that have garnered significant improvement on once again he looks to be a major protagonist. Downhill Skier narrowly won at Yarmouth last time and is respected on the merit of that run but Jim Crowley is booked for the ride on CAVITIE and he looks well poised to strike after three good runs at Wolverhampton.
Speedyfix 13-2 (9-1) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leading pair inside final furlong, chased winner and strong challenge well inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 10, ns behind Perlachy (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
White Shift (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 9th of 13, 7l behind Devil You Know (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Private Olley 16-1 (9-0) Crossed over to lead and hampered 2 horses on inside after 1f, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Elhamri (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Cavitie 3-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, not pace of winner, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Forever's Girl (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Thoughtsofstardom 40-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced, last of 10, 17l behind Perlachy (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Bobs Dreamflight 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 7l behind Devil You Know (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Dream Number (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2l behind Perlachy (8-13) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Sweet Avon 33-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 12, 9l behind Earlsmedic (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Nollaig Shona (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leading trio until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 4th of 5, 6l behind Matterofact (9-5) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Raced stands side chased leader, ridden to lead stands side group over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct beating Bermondsey Bob (9-7) by nk, 12 ran.
Bollywood Style 10-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders and keen, outpaced over 3f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 5l behind Sir Mozart (9-9) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jun.
Embra (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway 2f out, not much room entering final furlong, soon switched left, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Best One (9-2) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.