SENATE MAJORITY edges the vote after a strong performance in a maiden over course and distance most recently. Although weighted to account for that success, it was a taking first try on the Fibresand and against this opposition it wouldn't take too much improvement to land a first handicap win. Tag Team generally enjoys it round here and could be one to include in frame place calculations. On the pick of his ability Resplendent Alpha looks very well-treated in this race, particularly after a much better effort at Lingfield last time out. He runs off the same mark here and having really tried towards the line most recently to just lose out, he is certainly a major player. Takajan may just be a touch too high in the weights having been raised 6lb for winning here two starts ago, so Senate Majority is the democratic choice.
Adam De Beaulieu (USA) 15-2 (8-12) Held up, some headway over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 10, 6l behind Forever's Girl (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Senate Majority 15-2 (9-3) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, comfortably, won at Southwell 6f mdn stks (5) fbs beating Best Known Secret (8-5) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Takajan (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 21l behind Watch Chain (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Tobrata 10-1 (9-1) Towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 9, 8l behind Mujaadel (9-9) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Lethal 10-1 (8-11) Pushed along and prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Pragmatist (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Resplendent Alpha 9-1 (8-8) Dwelt in rear, headway approaching 1f out, ridden and ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Danzoe (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Mighty Aphrodite 7-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Paphos (9-2) at Lingfield 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Darcy's Pride (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Rider removed blind late and lost many lengths, always in rear, last of 13, 25l behind Watch Chain (9-4) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Final Salute 10-3fav (9-2) In rear, short of room bend over 4f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 15l behind Takajan (9-0) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.
Exceedingly Good (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place over 2f out, 13th of 16, 13l behind Sharp Shoes (8-12) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) hvy.
Tag Team (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Led 2f, remained prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 27l behind Rainy Night (9-5) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Novastasia (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) In touch 3f, 11th of 13, 13l behind Final Rhapsody (8-9) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) gd in Oct.
Suttonia (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dangerous, 8th of 12, 7l behind Cloth Ears (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Fyodorovich (USA) 4-1 (8-2) Dwelt raced wide, in rear, edged right over 4f out, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 9l behind Takajan (9-0) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs in Oct.