El Bravo, successful at Wolverhampton before finishing third at Kempton, and recent Wolverhampton runner-up Liberty Love are among the obvious candidates in a low-key finale. Maslak would have a chance on last year's form but finished last on his return from injury while Broughtons Bandit hasn't raced since May and needs further than this. Winning hurdler WOM would also prefer a longer trip but he makes more appeal than stablemate Persian Herald at the weights and, as his best form is on good ground or faster, there's every chance he'll handle the surface here. He gets a tentative vote as Penbryn's stamina will be tested over this distance.
Persian Herald 25-1 (9-1) With leader until over 8f out, soon ridden along and lost place, last of 11, 45l behind Standpoint (9-7) at Southwell 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.
Maslak (IRE) 50-1 (9-4) Prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 16l behind Kames Park (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f Handicap (0-63) (4yo+) (6) pol.
Scary Movie (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride and towards rear, no impression from 3f out, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Asian Wing (8-3) at Dundalk 1m 3f app hcp 47-65 pol in Dec.
Penbryn (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 6l behind Mubtadi (9-0) at Lingfield 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
El Bravo 3-1fav (9-8) Prominent, went 2nd over 9f out until halfway, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Irene Kennet (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Wom 28-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 37l behind Gold Rules (10-7) at Beverley 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Bennelong 8-1 (9-9) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 15l behind Pahente (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-68 (6) pol.
State Senator (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Held up behind, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 8l behind Kames Park (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Broughtons Bandit 10-3 (9-3) Held up in touch on outside, driven 4f out, chased leaders under pressure inside final 2f, soon ridden, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind Blackstone Vegas (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in May.
Liberty Love (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Easydoesit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Handsome Molly 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 8l behind Srinagar Girl (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol.
Extremely Alert 16-1 (7-13) Hood removed late and missed break, soon mid-division on outside, driven to chase leaders 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 6th of 13, 6l behind Cool Sky (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.