Hamoody comes out best at the weights but his recent form is nothing to shout home about and Fathsta hasn't been at his best of late either. The latter has plenty to find with BEAT THE BELL on running at Wolverhampton in October when Jamie Osborne's charge scored by two lengths and a repeat would be good enough to land this. Amenable is another capable of going close but arrives out of sorts and is unproven on Polytrack while last month's winner Dark Lane has plenty to find on today's terms.
Amenable (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Led to post, raced wide held up in touch, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Outpost (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Nov.
Beat The Bell 7-2 (9-1) Pressed leader, ridden 2f out, every chance 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Ertikaan (9-7) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Dark Lane 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 13, 3l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.
Fathsta (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, under pressure over 3f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 10l behind Cockney Dancer (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Ghost Train (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division on outside, headway over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 15l behind Lucky Money (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Hamoody (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Started very slowly and went right start, well outpaced in rear, headway and hung badly left over 1f out, stayed on under strong pressure inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Church Music (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
The Dancing Lord 50-1 (8-5) Led, ran wide into straighgt 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind The Strig (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Chester'slittlegem (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leader, led after 1f, headed well over 1f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 16l behind Above Standard (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Ionwy 40-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 13, 4l behind Mey Blossom (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Pose (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Les Verguettes (9-3) at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.