Plenty with chances in this including Lastkingofscotland. He's been trying his best to get his head back in front without success and a wide draw doesn't help his cause today. Hawk Moth has a shout on his third at Wolverhampton in August and Frognal scored at the same track on his penultimate start. Shaunas Spirit also arrives on the back of a win at Dunstall Park but the vote goes to BASSETT ROAD. The latter has joined Keith Dalgleish having ran out an easy winner at Salisbury last month and remains on a winning mark compared to his best form despite a 6lb rise.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 11-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, squeezed through to challenge on inside over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Aldermoor (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
The Mongoose 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, hampered 6f out, soon pushed along, never dangerous, 14th of 15, 45l behind Timocracy (8-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Apr.
Da Ponte 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened quickly soon after, last of 10, 12l behind Amazing Win (8-7) at Goodwood 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Waabel 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, no extra and held close home, 3rd of 13, 1/2l behind Gung Ho Jack (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Cornus 66-1 (8-4) Always behind, last of 13, 16l behind Cheveton (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Elsie's Orphan 20-1 (9-1) Held up, short lived effort over 1f out, 11th of 14, 6l behind Saskia's Dream (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Hawk Moth (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Off the pace in 5th, headway on inside well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Amoure Medici (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Spin Again (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Keen towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 14, 5l behind Saskia's Dream (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Bassett Road (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Huld up in rear, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, ridden clear, won at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct beating Querido (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 12 ran.
Frognal (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up behind, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 4l behind Good Luck Charm (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Golden Desert (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, no headway, 10th of 13, 9l behind Diplomatic (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Bloodsweatandtears 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased winner until over 1f out, chased leaders, weakened final 100 yards, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Authoritarian (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Muhandis (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, driven and headway when not clear run 1f out, switched inside and kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Admiralty (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, soon steadied tracking leaders, effort on inside to lead over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct beating Circuitous (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.