ROSSETTI went close at Chester when last seen on the track in September and has the best form on offer. A winner on the Polytrack, he gets a tentative vote on his return. Masai Moon, Opus Dei and Kung Hei Fat Choy have done their winning on the Fibresand at Southwell so far and My Own Way Home has yet to score over today's longer trip. Paphos won over C&D in July and could figure, however, while the selection's stablemate Parisian Pyramid continues his slide down the weights and may take advantage soon.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 7-1 (8-11) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Desert Creek (8-3) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Azrael 25-1 (9-2) Prominent, led over 1f out, soon headed and weakened, 6th of 12, 6l behind Kingscroft (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Masai Moon 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders in 4th, driven 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong to take 3rd towards finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Ertikaan (9-7) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Rossetti 9-1 (9-7) Switched left soon after start, held up towards rear, switched left and headway over 1f out, went 2nd towards finish, ran on, 2nd of 11, nk behind Frozen Over (9-1) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 4-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on, 5th of 12, 4l behind Fortrose Academy (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Opus Dei 14-1 (9-2) Raced wide towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Fayr Fall (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Nov.
Paphos 15-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 6l behind Roxelana (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Tenbridge 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders early, in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 7, 29l behind Balti's Sister (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Colbyor 16-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, hard driven halfway, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 19, 8l behind Desert Creek (9-1) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Nov.
Saucy Brown (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mother Jones (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
My Own Way Home 4-1 (8-12) Mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, hung left then switched right entering final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.