Most of these have already been assigned an official handicap mark and HARRY BUCKLE comes out best on that score. He was beaten less than a length over C&D last time and can go one better on today's terms. Humungosaur has gone off the boil of late and Santadelacruze arrives in better form while Frosty Friday may do better back on the Polytrack after a poor effort on the Fibresand at Southwell. Syncopate is lightly-raced and could prove the biggest threat as he steps up in distance.
Educated Son 33-1 (9-1) Held up in touch and keen, ridden 2f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 13, 9l behind Having A Ball (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Harry Buckle 3-1 (9-0) Led 2f, tracked leader, led again well over 3f out, hard pressed over 1f out, soon ridden, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Aegaeus (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Humungosaur 25-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, mid-division on inside, headway 3f out, no impression over 1f out, 6th of 11, 15l behind Pertemps Networks (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Santadelacruze 8-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon hampered, pressing leaders when short of room and snatched up inside final furlong, not recover, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Merry Jaunt (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Syncopate 11-4 (9-3) Slowly into stride, pushed along in mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 4th of 8, 6l behind Starfield (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Frosty Friday 10-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and some headway 3f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 13l behind Snooky (9-3) at Southwell 1m mdn stks (5) fbs in Nov.
Princess Willow 9-2 (9-0) Keen prominent early, soon steadied to rear, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 20l behind Pass The Time (8-1) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Corn Maiden 33-1 (8-7) Led, clear over 4f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Sir Dylan (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Nov.
Dubai Emerald (USA) 125-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden and some headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 11, 13l behind Thecornishcockney (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Nova Nimph 40-1 (10-5) Mid-division on inside, pushed along and bumped after 4f, weakened over 4f out, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Runswick Royal (10-12) at Haydock 1m 5f n h flat 3yo (4) sft in Nov.