Amba couldn't cope with the step up into this grade at Wolverhampton last time but Lean On Pete is not easily dismissed having landing a double at the same track recently. Diplomatic had the well handicapped George Baker back in fourth when scoring over C&D last time and neither will be far away in this but the vote in an open race goes to RUSSIAN ICE. She resented the soft ground at Newmarket on her latest start but had gone close over 7f here to Whimsical before that and the latter has since gone in again.
Zebrano 66-1 (8-13) Dwelt, mid-division on inside, ridden and lost place inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 14l behind Prime Exhibit (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Junket 9-1 (8-6) Raced far side towards rear, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 11th of 15, 12l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (9-1) at Newmarket 1m fll hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Russian Ice 20-1 (8-11) Hampered start in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 11th of 16, 11l behind Sam Nombulist (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Great Shot 6-1 (9-0) Held up off the pace in 5th, no progress over 2f out, eased when no chance over 1f out, 8th of 9, 25l behind Shamir (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Amba 22-1 (9-6) Mid-division, hampered after 1f, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Miss Dashwood (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Morant Bay (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Mid-division on inside, lost place 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 20l behind Princess Caetani (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Sugarformyhoney (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Slowly away, soon in touch, headway on inside over 1f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Finesse (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Heezararity 11-1 (11-0) Keen set steady pace until 6f out, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 11l behind Bold Duke (10-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Lean On Pete (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Mid-division, headway when not clear run well over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Brimstone Hill (9-4) by ns, 12 ran.
George Baker (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Diplomatic (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Diplomatic (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead close home, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct beating Officer In Command (9-3) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Caledonia Prince 20-1 (10-4) Held up towards rear, headway halfway, edged right from 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 17, 10l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Big Bay (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, hanging right over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 12l behind Perfect Mission (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Mr Knightley (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Saskia's Dream (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.