Shahzan finished just ahead of Good Authority when third at Kempton last time with Shifting Star and Ongoodform further behind. The first two mentioned are hard to separate in this while C&D winner Delft has a decent shout back over today's trip and Links Drive Lady is another with claims dropping down a grade. Schoolmaster scored over a mile here last time but is upped in grade and MAHADEE gets the nod having gone very close in similar company at Kempton on his latest start.
Good Authority (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 13, 1/2l behind Numeral (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Majuro (IRE) 40-1 (9-1) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 13l behind Yojimbo (8-12) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Shahzan (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on, never on terms, 3rd of 13, hd behind Numeral (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Advanced 25-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, lost place well over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 17th of 19, 14l behind Thunderball (8-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) sft in Oct.
Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division, no headway final 3f, 15th of 20, 15l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Shifting Star (IRE) 25-1 (9-6) Pulled hard, soon prominent, under pressure over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Numeral (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Links Drive Lady 9-2fav (8-10) Held up towards rear, switched right 2f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, no impression near finish, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Whimsical (9-0) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Delft 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2l behind My Son Max (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Tidentime (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Outpaced towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, no chance of reaching leaders, 5th of 12, 9l behind Fabled City (8-5) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Schoolmaster 5-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, led inside final furlong, ridden clear, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Kinglami (8-13) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Mahadee (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, soon ridden, driven to lead inside final furlong, headed and outpaced final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, nk behind Islesman (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Wahylah (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway near side over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 17, 1 1/2l behind Muarrab (9-4) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Ongoodform (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) In touch on outside, lost place over 2f out, 9th of 13, 5l behind Numeral (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Titan Triumph 40-1 (9-6) Took keen hold in touch, ridden on outside 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 8, 10l behind Islesman (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.