Carnac, Irish Jugger and El Dececy are all course regulars but none arrive in decent form. A punt is taken that MASON HINDMARSH handles the surface as he was winning for the second time in three starts when scoring at Catterick last week and is worth sticking with in his current form. Bumper and hurdles winner, Benartic, is unexposed on the Flat and may get involved along with Nice Rose as she's slipped 10lb down the weights since winning her maiden at Newcastle back in April.
Liberate 33-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, ridden 3f out, weakened soon after, 10th of 13, 31l behind Presto Volante (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Agglestone Rock 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt always in rear, behind halfway, 11th of 13, 47l behind Saaboog (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Mason Hindmarsh 3-1fav (9-8) Soon led, made rest, kept on well final furlong, pushed out, won at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct beating Ctappers (8-6) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Benartic (IRE) 33-1 (9-13) Chased leaders, headway to 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Albonny (8-4) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Nice Rose 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leader, pushed along 6f out, weakened 4f out, last of 7, 41l behind Bank Bonus (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Monzino (USA) 66-1 (8-13) Started slowly, outpaced, 10th of 12, 20l behind Lady Layla (7-12) at Leicester 7f clm stks (6) sft in Oct.
Carnac (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, behind and pushed along throughout, ridden and struggling 4f out, never a factor, 6th of 7, 24l behind Three White Socks (9-3) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jul.
El Dececy (USA) 16-1 (9-5) Led, joined halfway, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Royal Holiday (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.
Irish Jugger (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt towards rear, never on terms, 6th of 7, 41l behind Jack Dawkins (9-3) at Southwell 1m 3f clm stks (6) fbs in Apr.