A chance is taken that MALEKOV handles the testing ground. He's improved with every start and bids for a hat trick after winning his handicap debut over today's trip at Yarmouth last month. Stock Hill Fair won over C&D in August but disappointed in heavy going last time though Dunhoy ran well on his only previous start over this distance and could figure. Spifer is proving hard to win with but Allied Answer won in the prevailing going in Ireland last year though showed himself up at York when unseating his rider at the start on his comeback.
Woolfall Treasure 20-1 (10-0) Held up in touch, pushed along and lost place over 5f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out on outer, 5th of 11, 10l behind Red Orator (8-4) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Spifer (IRE) 11-4 (10-0) Towards rear, pushed along over 5f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Sir Graham Wade (9-0) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Classic Vintage (USA) 33-1 (9-9) Tracked leader, led over 5f out, soon headed, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Eagles Peak (9-11) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) sft in Sep.
Phoenix Flight (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) In touch in rear, outpaced halfway, last of 5, 12l behind True To Form (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs in Feb.
Allied Answer 7-2 (11-7) Reared and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Lexington Bay (10-9) at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) hvy, 7 ran.
Into Wain (USA) 7-4 (9-2) Chased clear leader, still 15 lengths to find when ridden 3f out, driven and closed over 2f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 4f cnd stks (4yo+) (4) pol in Feb beating Uphold (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Purification (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Led after 1f, pushed along 4f out, ridden and headed 3f out, soon hung badly left and beaten, behind and eased inside final furlong, tailed off, last of 8, 46l behind Rule Book (8-10) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
The Betchworth Kid 33-1 (9-5) Close up, weakened over 3f out, last of 8, 12l behind Handsome Man (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Suzi's A Class Act 33-1 (8-12) Always towards rear and never a factor, 9th of 13, 20l behind Caucus (9-3) at Newmarket 2m Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.
Dunhoy (IRE) 22-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 15, 17l behind Lily In Pink (10-0) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Malekov (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Slowly away in rear, headway on outer from over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep beating Suzi's A Class Act (9-9) by 1l, 11 ran.
Stock Hill Fair 6-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, chased winner over 5f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 9, 19l behind Albert Bridge (9-12) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.