Like most of these, FONTERUTOLI is a rare winner but went close at this track last month. He gets a tentative vote to go one better in this company. Corn Maiden scored over 1m4f at Brighton in October but her only win on the all-weather came at Southwell while Kindlelight Storm's sole victory came over 7f. Dual course and distance winner Salient arrives badly out of form and Bennelong makes more appeal off his current mark.
Reality Show (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 30l behind Monzino (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ran on but always held, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Squirrel Wood (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp (6) pol in Nov.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway 9f out, no impression over 1f out, 10th of 14, 12l behind Asia Minor (9-9) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Corn Maiden 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 7th of 14, 22l behind Yasir (9-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Interakt 50-1 (9-2) Held up in last trio, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Brave Decision (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bennelong 8-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway 1f out, ran on, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Archelao (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Kindlelight Storm (USA) 7-2 (9-2) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 8l behind Spirit Of Gondree (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol.
Salient 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 6f out until over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 25l behind Smokey Oakey (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Red Willow 40-1 (8-11) Mid-division, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 12, 50l behind Tracks Of My Tears (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Archelao (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Paradise Sea (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 6th of 8, 39l behind Crow Down (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs.