UBENKOR is the obvious starting point in the finale having romped home from a career low mark in an amateur riders' handicap over course and distance and a 6lb penalty shouldn't be enough to prevent him from following up. The form of those races is sometimes suspect though and this field does look stronger with Watch Chain, Ingleby King and Morocchius amongst the opposition. Olney Lass ran up to form in a maiden last time and can get involved whilst Plenilune has finished just outside the places in similar contests on a number of occasions and is another with each-way claims.
Flores Sea (USA) 20-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, pushed along to soon lead, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Zubova (8-10) at Musselburgh 1m clm stks 0-70 (6) gd in Aug.
Ubenkor (IRE) 5-1fav (10-4) Tracked leader, led 2f out, soon clear, comfortable, won at Southwell 1m am hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Nevada Desert (10-2) by 6l, 13 ran.
Almahaza (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, last of 13, 13l behind Ice Cool Lady (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Watch Chain (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Raced wide early, held up, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Southwell 7f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Feet Of Fury (8-12) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Orpen Wide (IRE) 50-1 (9-13) Led, strongly challenged over 3f out, soon ridden, headed over 2f out, soon faded, 10th of 15, 10l behind Dean Iarracht (10-2) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Oct.
Ancient Times (USA) 25-1 (8-9) Outpaced towards rear, eased 3f out, tailed off, 12th of 14, 30l behind McConnell (9-6) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Olney Lass 7-1 (8-5) Chased leading pair, ridden 3f out, went 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Land And Sea (8-12) at Southwell 7f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Morocchius (USA) 7-2fav (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in touch, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Master Of Dance (9-8) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Mojeerr 80-1 (8-7) Behind, ridden well over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 11l behind Cobo Bay (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol.
Ingleby King (USA) 4-1fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on outer over 3f out, soon hung right, ridden and staying on when hung badly right over 2f out, no impression after, 5th of 10, 8l behind Ulysees (8-13) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Ryan's Rock 25-1 (8-6) Pulled hard, pressed leader, lost 2nd 4f out, weakening when hung right and ran very wide bend over 2f out, 14th of 15, well behind Annes Rocket (8-2) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May '09.
Plenilune (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 6f out, no impression after, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 16l behind Eastern Hills (9-0) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gd in Sep.