Elusive Warrior is a standing dish at this track but recorded the latest of his nine course victories back in 2010 and all of them came over 7f. EL DECECY beat the latter in a seller here last season but this isn't much better and he gets the token vote back on the Fibresand for the first time since January. Tony Hollis has gone close over C&D off higher marks before and finally won his first race when successful at Musselburgh last time while Chronic Flame is a rare runner at the track for Marcus Tregoning and is worth noting along with Royal Holiday and recent Chepstow winner Menadati.
Mubtadi 12-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway halfway, driven along 2f out, weakening when hampered entering final furlong, 16th of 17, 16l behind Broctune Papa Gio (9-7) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Maz 18-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Lean On Pete (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
El Dececy (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Led, clear 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind The Wonga Coup (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
The Blue Banana (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Eastern Destiny (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Dream Walker (FR) 4-1 (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, hampered and short of room over 1f out and lost ground, ridden and ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ishiamiracle (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Menadati (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, headway over 2f out, soon every chance, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep beating Belle Park (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Icy Blue 11-1 (9-2) Soon mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out,, 9th of 14, 44l behind High Resolution (9-0) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
River Ardeche 11-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 5l behind Mango Music (9-9) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Monzino (9-12) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Elusive Warrior (USA) 11-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, edged left and kept on same pace, 4th of 12, 7l behind Soopacal (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-65 (6) std in Jul.
This Ones For Eddy 16-1 (9-9) Outpaced, some headway over 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 12, 11l behind Applaude (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Chronic Flame (TUR) 7-1 (8-13) Keen tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind Tawseef (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Tony Hollis 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep beating Berbice (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Putin (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Led, headed over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 39l behind Zip Lock (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.