Renoir's Lady won in an even lower grade over C&D last time and will find this tougher but Mack's Sister should be winning soon off her current mark. Witchry occasionally pops up at this level but is returning from a two-month lay-off and preference is for BUXTON. Roger Ingram's charge is having only his third start since March and the dual C&D winner should be spot on now. Venetias Dream will need to step up on her recent form in handicaps to figure though she does have some scope for improvement.
Buxton 14-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Gallantry (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Witchry 7-1 (9-7) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 14, 12l behind Mucky Molly (8-13) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Mack's Sister 15-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, led just over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied to lead again approaching final furlong, headed and no extra close home, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Reginald Claude (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Renoir's Lady 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct beating See The Storm (9-5) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 11-1 (8-9) In touch on outside, driven over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Muhandis (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Venetias Dream (IRE) 9-2fav (8-12) Always towards rear, 9th of 12, 7l behind Artful Lady (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Nov.
Royal Envoy (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leader until 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 7l behind Perfect Honour (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Oct.
Jackie Love (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same and no impression, 10th of 13, 6l behind Breakheart (8-9) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Nov.
Desert Red (IRE) 28-1 (8-8) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 9, 12l behind Gay Gallivanter (8-10) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-52 (6) fbs in Nov.