Pharoh Jake went close to finally losing his maiden tag when runner-up over 6f at Kempton last time but has now had 25 starts without a win. Steel City Boy hasn't won this year and doesn't look any closer to doing so on his recent form and the vote goes to BRANDYWELL BOY to follow-up his recent victory at Kempton off a 3lb higher mark. It's difficult to make a serious case for any of the remainder as Mr Hendrix remains out of sorts despite slipping down the weights and Chateau Lola's only win came at Southwell.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, hung left inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Speightowns Kid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Broke well,pressed leader, ridden well over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to lead narrowly near finish, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov beating Itum (9-1) by hd, 12 ran.
Molly Jones 20-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon not clear run, no extra, 10th of 12, 5l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Chateau Lola 40-1 (8-8) Slowly away soon switched left, never on terms, last of 11, 12l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mr Hendrix 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Auntie Kathryn (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Pharoh Jake 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Rose Garnet (8-8) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
College Doll 33-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 9l behind Speightowns Kid (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Deveze (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 11, 10l behind Ballarina (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Valdemar 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders until halfway, last of 14, 35l behind Only Ten Per Cent (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Apr.