NOVELLEN LAD is looking to end a long losing run and went close to doing so at Newmarket last time. Dropping down a grade for this, it could be the turn of Willie Musson's charge today. Eastern Dragon is upped in class after scoring at Warwick back in August and Glastonberry won a less competitive sprint at Wolverhampton in September. Senator Bong could figure as he has more scope than both Lujeanie and Rowe Park, although the latter pair have slipped down the weights of late.
Rowe Park 16-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind You're The Boss (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f (4) pol in Oct.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Broke smartly tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind B Fifty Two (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Glastonberry 3-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Burren View Lady (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Senator Bong 10-1 (8-9) Prominent on stands' side rail, driven over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression when lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 12, 4l behind Da'quonde (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Captain Kendall (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Prominent, took keen hold, not clear run and lost place over 4f out, switched left over 2f out, effort over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 5l behind North Star Boy (9-7) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) gd in May.
Burnhope 12-1 (9-6) Dwelt, always towards rear, 8th of 10, 7l behind Oh So Sassy (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Lujeanie 6-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway when switched right over 1f out, ran on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Billy Red (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rigolleto (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, no extra in 5th final 110 yards, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Tajneed (9-4) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Eastern Dragon (IRE) 9-2 (9-11) In rear, headway 2f out, soon every chance, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug beating Starlight Angel (9-12) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Perfect Venture 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2l behind Harrogate Fair (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, last of 12, 11l behind Dark Lane (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.