DANIEL THOMAS bounced back to form at Wolverhampton last time and given he was winning off much higher marks earlier in the year, he looks capable of following up. Resplendent Alpha should be in the mix once again but Meglio Ancora was something of a disappointment last time having won an apprentice handicap before that. Green Earth is getting closer and Idol deputy is dropped in class but Stylistickhill and Mount Abora have both failed to figure off higher marks since winning.
Idol Deputy (FR) 13-2 (8-7) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Trois Vallees (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
City of The Kings (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Always behind, 9th of 11, 17l behind A Little Bit Dusty (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Arkaim 7-1 (9-6) Held up in touch in mid-division, took keen hold, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 10, 32l behind Five Hearts (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Mount Abora (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along and some headway 2f out, soon ridden and beaten, 9th of 13, 14l behind Captain Cardington (8-10) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Stylistickhill (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Raced wide close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind On The Hoof (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Slowly away towards rear, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov beating Mountrath (9-7) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Resplendent Alpha 12-1 (9-4) Rider removed blind late, slowly away in rear, switched right over 1f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, nk behind Strike Force (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Graylyn Valentino 11-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, never involved, last of 10, 10l behind Balti's Sister (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Meglio Ancora 8-1 (8-8) Held up in rear on outside of field, headway over 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Croeso Mawr (9-10) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Green Earth (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders in 5th, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Rapid Water (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Temuco (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 21l behind Authoritarian (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Derfenna Art (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Always in rear, last of 13, 12l behind Merry Jaunt (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Athletic 22-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Les Verguettes (9-5) at Leicester 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Oct.
Dzesmin (POL) 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 14l behind Monthly Medal (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.