MEDAM is a rare winner but has gone close the last twice. He drops down a grade for this and looks to have leading claims. Bryant Park had no chance against much higher rated rivals in a claimer last time but should fare better in this lowly company, while Ryedale Lass could also figure dropping back in trip after a fourth at this track last time. Misty Eyes ran well at a big price at Wolverhampton last month and could prove best of the rest ahead of Chester Deelyte.
Medam 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, headed closing stages, no extra, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Munaawib (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Prom Dress 25-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced, chased leaders 2f, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 17l behind Beacon Tarn (8-11) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Fen Flyer 50-1 (9-6) Last pair, pushed along 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, closed on 2nd but never any chance with easy winner, 3rd of 7, 7l behind My Gigi (9-0) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Bryant Park (USA) 50-1 (8-10) Dwelt, always in rear, 9th of 10, 10l behind Four Winds (8-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Ryedale Lass 4-1fav (9-4) Chased leading trio, pushed along over 2f out, staying on same pace when ridden and hung right over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Jamaica Grande (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Chandrayaan 12-1 (9-3) Chased leader, weakened halfway, 7th of 8, 18l behind King Of Wing (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Foie Gras 50-1 (8-2) Dwelt in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Tabaayun (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Daneside (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway before 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Spellmaker (9-4) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Misty Eyes 80-1 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Orpsie Boy (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Harvest Mist (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Cuthbert (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear, never a factor, 8th of 12, 6l behind Squirrel Wood (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Blue Noodles 22-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 8l behind Rafaaf (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Underwhelm 50-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 16l behind Gregori (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Kai 20-1 (8-8) Reared start, always towards rear, 11th of 12, 14l behind Rafaaf (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Nov.