Forever's Girl scored at Redcar last time, but her best form has been on the all-weather and she has to race off a 13lb higher mark here as a consequence. In contrast, Dickie Le Davoir can race off a lower mark back on this surface and has every chance if carrying over this season's improved form on the turf. All of Hotham's 11 victories have been on the turf and Lucky Art's recent good form has come in claiming company. Progressive two-year-old Jameela Girl was well beaten on her only start so far this season and COLOURBEARER is preferred as he ran out a convincing winner on his only previous outing at this track and should relish the return.
Forever's Girl 7-2fav (9-2) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct beating Igoyougo (9-1) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Cadeaux Pearl 33-1 (8-7) Raced alone far side, well on terms, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 20, 8l behind Living It Large (9-0) at York 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Hotham 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 17, 1 3/4l behind Doc Hay (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Lucky Art (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Made all, ridden and ran on, won at Kempton 5f clm stks (5) pol in Oct beating Osiris Way (9-8) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Jameela Girl 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division in touch, outpaced 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 11, 13l behind Another Wise Kid (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Trade Secret 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, kept on and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Captain Scooby (8-5) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Colourbearer (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Dwelt, headway on outside to chase leaders 4f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Millyluvstobouggie (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Crimson Cloud 9-1 (9-0) Close up, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Captain Royale (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Dickie Le Davoir 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt in rear, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 6th of 13, 6l behind Colour Of Love (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Mottley Crewe 10-1 (9-7) Led standside group, ridden over 1f out, overal leader inside final furlong, held on towards finish, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct beating Bailadeira (8-11) by nk, 13 ran.
Nadeen (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 6l behind Forever's Girl (9-2) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Bookiesindex Boy 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, challenged over 4f out, hampered over 2f out, soon shaken up, found little, weakened 1f out, 8th of 11, 15l behind Il Battista (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.