Miss Mayfair has been placed in all three starts to date and will probably make the frame again here. But she may find LOOKING HOPEFUL too strong if Nicky Henderson's charge reproduces his run over C&D on Boxing Day last year when he was only beaten half-a-length. King's Exit and West End are both converts from the point-to-point field while newcomer Munchkin could be interesting if attracting market support.
Chandler Jack 25-1 (10-11) Always behind, last of 9, well behind Listen And Learn (10-10) at Bangor 2m 1f cond NH flat (6) gd in Aug.
Connaught Square (IRE) 6-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, effort from 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 15, 24l behind Josh Deets (10-7) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
King's Exit (IRE) 8-1 (12-0) Twrds rr, gd prog from 3out, sow late, 5th of 13, 37l behind Kilford (12-0) at Ballingarry 3m ire ptp in Jun.
Looking Hopeful (IRE) 5-4fav (11-1) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out until 3f out, went 2nd again on inside over 2f out, no chance with very easy winner over 1f out,, 2nd of 9, 15l behind Hold Court (11-6) at Ludlow 2m cond NH flat (5) gs in Jan.
Salbatore Chineur gelding out of Au Contraire.
Sonny Jim 20-1 (10-11) In touch on outside, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 25l behind Omani Rebel (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jul.
West End (IRE) 6-4 (11-7) 2nd of 5, 15l behind Otis Tarda (12-0) at Badbury Rings 2m 5f ptp gf in Apr.
Miss Mayfair (IRE) 14-1 (10-2) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 11, 9l behind Miss Lilly Lewis (10-12) at Fontwell 1m 6f mares n h flat (6) gd in Sep.
Munchkin Tiger Hill filly out of Baranquilla.
Silver Speech 20-1 (10-3) In touch in 4th, weakened halfway, tailed off, last of 5, well behind Glen Gyle (11-2) at Hexham 2m NH flat (6) hvy in Jun.