No Dominion won back-to-back races over C&D last month and a hat-trick isn't out of the questions, despite a further leap up the weights, but ILLUSTRIOUS PRINCE may be the one to beat if handling the Fibresand. Luke Leadbitter has already won on Declan Carroll's gelding, who was third at Doncaster 10 days ago, and this will be the first time he's appeared at this lowly level. Charlcot and Fishforcompliments were both second at Wolverhampton recently and are also worth a second look, as is Royal Holiday, but Mcmonagle may be better over 7f and the penalised Flying Pickets only won a claimer here last time.
Flying Pickets (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 3f out, edged left and chased leader over 1f out, soon led, ridden out, won at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs beating Llewellyn (9-1) by 1l, 12 ran.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led, driven and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 19, 4 1/2l behind Desert Creek (9-1) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Mullins Way (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Always behnd, 10th of 12, 9l behind Daruband (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Mcmonagle (USA) 6-1 (8-13) Led early, with leaders, ridden inside final furlong, lost, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Diman Waters (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ventura Sands (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Keen close up, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Silverware (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
No Dominion (IRE) 13-8fav (9-0) Raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, pushed out, won at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct beating Bold Marc (8-12) by 1l, 13 ran.
Monthly Medal 9-2 (10-5) Taken to post early, pulled hard in rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 11l behind Bold Duke (10-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Charlcot 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on and held close home, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Stylistickhill (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Casela Park (IRE) 5-1fav (8-8) Held up in rear, headway halfway, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 12th of 19, 15l behind Desert Creek (9-1) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Fishforcompliments 12-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway on inside over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just failed, 2nd of 9, hd behind Outlaw Torn (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Dream Win 9-2 (9-11) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 16l behind Indian Giver (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 15l behind Silverware (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, joined leader halfway, led over 2f out, soon ridden, driven and all out, won at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct beating River Ardeche (9-1) by 1l, 12 ran.
Auto Mac 9-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden over 3f out, no impression, 5th of 13, 6l behind No Dominion (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Oct.