It's difficult to be confident about any of these. Brian Sprout has gone close at this lowly level before but hasn't raced since January so a token vote goes to ITUM. He finished just ahead of today's rival and stablemate College Doll when runner-up in this grade over C&D last month with Pharoh Jake and Adaeze further behind and Christine Dunnett's charge may go one better today. C&D winner Vhujon has been back on a winning mark for a while without taking advantage but Green Mountain may finish closer dropping down in class.
Green Mountain (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Blackthorn Stick (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Red Shadow (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Crown Dependency (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 13, 17l behind Authoritarian (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Deveze (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 15l behind Alaskan Bullet (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol.
Brian Sprout 3-1fav (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Deveze (8-12) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Sherjawy (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind Demoiselle Bond (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-58 (6) pol in Oct.
College Doll 33-1 (8-12) Pressed leaders, ridden halfway, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4l behind Dazzlin Bluebell (8-12) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Itum 10-1 (8-7) Rider removed hood late slowly away, headway halfway to chase leaders, ridden kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Auntie Kathryn (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Duke of Rainford 28-1 (8-10) Dwelt held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 9l behind Steel Rain (9-4) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Adaeze (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) Slowly away, alwayd well behind, 10th of 11, 17l behind Perfect Honour (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
Pharoh Jake 7-1 (8-11) Slowly away, towards rear, headway and not much room inside final furlong, soon switched left, stayed on well towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Perfect Honour (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
Vhujon (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 11l behind Renoir's Lady (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.