High Rolling remains without a win but Tim Easterby's very consistent gelding has been threatening to get his head in front on turf and will be thereabouts if taking to the surface. However, MINORTRANSGRESSION makes more appeal on the evidence of his latest effort over C&D when just denied by D'Urberville. He has taken well to this surface and a 3lb rise may not be enough to stop him landing this contest. General Tufto ran below par stepped up in trip last time but won over C&D previously, and El Dececy went close over 7f here back in October and can be given a chance.
Ilie Nastase (FR) 11-1 (8-12) Never near leaders, 10th of 14, 7l behind Lowther (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Pool Of Knowledge (FR) 10-1 (9-7) In touch, not much room 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Oldrik (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Mangham (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 19th of 20, 29l behind Perfect Silence (8-11) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Nov.
General Tufto 6-1 (9-8) Held up in 5th, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 26l behind Kumbeshwar (8-5) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
El Dececy (USA) 20-1 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 10l behind Halsion Chancer (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Wigram's Turn (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Pressed leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 24l behind Spectait (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Minortransgression (USA) 7-2 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, soon chasing winner, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind D'Urberville (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
High Rolling 9-2 (8-11) With leaders, led over 2f out, kept on well, headed well inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 1l behind State Fair (9-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.