Lord Buffhead scored on turf back in September but has yet to win on the all-weather and can race off a 7lb lower mark as a consequence. He should be thereabouts but MONUMENTAL MAN makes more appeal. The latter was caught close home over 6f at Wolverhampton last time and today's drop back in trip could see him off the mark. Kaylee ran well on a couple of occasions at Wolverhampton only to disappoint when favourite at Kempton recently and Itum is preferred on his recent defeat by Brandywell Boy who runs in the previous race.
Silver Marizah (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Led 1f, prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Generalyse (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Lord Buffhead 13-8fav (9-2) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Auntie Kathryn (8-11) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Monumental Man 16-1 (9-0) Keen led over 4f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3/4l behind George Fenton (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Kaylee 11-4fav (9-2) Awkward start, pulled hard and soon prominent, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 10l behind Rose Garnet (8-8) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Itum 6-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 1f out, edged left under pressure inside final furlong, kept on until headed narrowly and no extra near finish, 2nd of 12, hd behind Brandywell Boy (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Brian Sprout 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, ridden 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 5l behind Brandywell Boy (9-3) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Little Perisher 40-1 (8-9) Prominent, led over 3f out, hung right over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 10l behind Invigilator (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Replicator 200-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, riddeen over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 21l behind Corporal Maddox (9-6) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol in Nov.
Forever Janey 66-1 (8-7) Always behind stand side, last of 15, 16l behind Rock On Candy (9-0) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.