Hard to be confident about any of these but COACH MONTANA won a seller over today's trip at Yarmouth in September and had both Stag Hill and Chrissycross behind when fourth over C&D a fortnight ago. He gets a token vote ahead of Auntie Kathryn, who finished runner-up over track and trip last week, though Dickens Rules was fourth at this track last time and has been dropped another couple of pounds in the handicap. Authora has one good run at Newbury to recommend her as she steps up in trip.
Authora (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) In touch 3f, soon behind, last of 17, 35l behind Love Tale (9-0) at Leicester 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Chrissycross (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 13l behind Next Cry (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Stag Hill (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway 4f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 15l behind Next Cry (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Dickens Rules (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Night Flash (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Coach Montana (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Pressed leader, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Next Cry (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Compton Bird 20-1 (8-13) Soon towards rear, some headway inside final furlong, never a factor, 7th of 10, 6l behind Roy's Legacy (8-9) at Kempton 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Lady Heartbeat 16-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 6l behind The Noble Ord (8-9) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Aug.
Auntie Kathryn (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 4l behind Fairyinthewind (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cool Light 14-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, last of 6, 16l behind Al Jabreiah (8-12) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Oct.
Astroscarlet 80-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 12l behind Ahzeemah (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Hollywood All Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Always behind, never involved, 9th of 11, 11l behind Docs Legacy (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Joli Colourful (IRE) 66-1 (7-9) Jinked right and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Chandigarh (9-6) at Folkestone 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep, 10 ran.
Sandbanks 80-1 (8-4) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 16l behind Graser (8-12) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Oct.