Mishrif is creeping back up the weights despite not winning and it's been over two years since he last got his head in front. Bloodsweatandtears is 8lb higher than when scoring at Brighton in September and SANTADELACRUZE is preferred. The latter was beaten less than a length at Kempton last time and should get the better of recent 7f winner One Last Dream. Dear Maurice also steps up in trip but Tee It Up Tommo is open to further progress and may figure.
Mishrif (USA) 10-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Silver Lace (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Bloodsweatandtears 3-1fav (8-9) Slowly into stride, ridden along to chase leaders on outside, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 31l behind Charitable Act (9-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Dear Maurice 16-1 (9-0) Raced wide mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Dark Lane (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Santadelacruze 5-2fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd halfway, challenged on outside of winner 2f out, every chance when carried slightly left inside final furlong, just held, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 14, hd behind Cape Crossing (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 6l behind One Way Or Another (9-0) at Lingfield 7f app hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Race wide in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 9l behind Haadeeth (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mccool Bannanas 12-1 (9-1) Raced on near side rail, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 5l behind Cape Samba (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Lutine Charlie (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 6f out, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Shaunas Spirit (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Tee It Up Tommo (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway when hung left over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, led inside final furlong, headed close home, no extra, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Sonnetation (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Super Duplex 33-1 (8-13) Took keen hold tracked leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Commissar (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
One Last Dream 16-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed inside final furlong, stayed on and in command close home, won at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Hinton Admiral (9-5) by nk, 14 ran.
Benandonner (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Led after 1f, headed over 4f out, chased leader until over 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 20l behind McConnell (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f (6) gs in Sep.