Silly Billy easily landed a claimer here last month before runner-up in a Wolverhampton handicap. He's very consistent and looks sure to get involved. The veteran Camerooney was conceding 5lb when beating him narrowly in a Musselburgh seller in October and looks weighted to confirm the form. Dansili Dutch completed a double at Wolverhampton last month but failed to handle a big weight rise on her hat-trick attempt and has never won here. Bitaphon has won twice here including over 7f last month then he failed to last out over 1m1f at Wolverhampton. UNCLE BRIT needs a strong gallop which he should get here. He finished with a flourish in a slightly better race here last time and looks ready to win again.
Silly Billy (IRE) 2-1fav (8-13) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon pressed, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Oratorio's Joy (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Camerooney 13-2 (9-3) Made most, quickened pace 4f out, ridden and stayed on gamely final furlong, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f sell hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct beating Silly Billy (8-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Mishrif (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Keen led 2f, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 11, 1/2l behind Tee It Up Tommo (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Nov.
Run It Twice (IRE) 5-2fav (9-4) Steadied start, held up in mid-division, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Harvest Mist (8-11) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Celestial Ray 12-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in last trio, headway towards inside 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 13, 4l behind Stormbound (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Dansili Dutch (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leading pair, driven along 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Mrs Micawber (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol.
Uncle Brit 8-1 (8-13) In touch, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Chrissycross (9-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Dear Maurice 33-1 (8-13) In touch on outside, pushed along inside final 3f, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Stormbound (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Mandarin Bar 14-1 (8-10) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 16l behind Dream Scenario (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Nov.
Putin (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) In touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, no impression in 3rd over 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 12l behind Sakash (9-7) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Schottische 16-1 (8-6) Outpaced towards rear, headway under pressure 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 11, 8l behind Big Storm Coming (8-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Bitaphon (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort inside final furlong, kept on same pace, no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Dubai Celebration (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Grandad Mac 16-1 (10-9) Led, headed over 7f out, soon lost place, tailed off over 4f out, last of 13, well behind Epsom Salts (10-3) at Lingfield 2m am hcp 0-60 (6) pol.