BEES RIVER is well in at the weights and can land this, being selected ahead of Visterre and Oasis Breeze. The Jarvis runner is getting the hang of the game with a couple of seconds in her most recent outings. She'll be comfortable if it's soft underfoot, especially having more than a stone in hand on the top two, who complete our shortlist. Visterre positively loves it round here, with three wins at the track from her last four outings. The only blip came at Beverley. Breeding suggests that in time she may want further than the minimum trip. Oasis Breeze returns to five furlongs after being disappointing over six, albeit in listed company. It's her third run for Tim Easterby since a change of yard, and he thinks she could be a decent filly. She has to give weight away all round though, and a fair bit in some cases. So we'll swerve her this time, and go with Bees River. (Chris Cooper)
Oasis Breeze 16-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Penny's Gift (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 2yo lst fll (1) gs in Oct.
Visterre (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, kept on gamely, won at Musselburgh 5f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct beating Musical Bridge (8-10) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Musical Bridge 16-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, driven and struggling 3f out, 8th of 11, 12l behind Joe Caster (9-3) at W'hampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Dispol Grand (IRE) 9-2jt-fav (9-7) Prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Cocktail Party (8-13) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Chambers (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Fulham Broadway (9-3) at W'hampton 6f 2yo mdn (5) pol in Oct.
Bees River (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Led, switched right over 1f out, hard ridden and headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Rublevka Star (8-12) at Great Leighs 5f 2yo mdn (4) pol in Oct.
Grissom (IRE) 6-1 (8-8) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Becausewecan (8-13) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
No Quarter Given (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon held, 5th of 12, 6l behind Tillers Satisfied (8-1) at W'hampton 5f 2yo sll (6) pol in Oct.