Richard Hughes' presence on board the really well treated TEDIOUS is enough to swing the vote the way of Sylvester Kirk's runner marginally ahead of Two Feet Of Snow. The pick is clearly the best served by the weights and his win off a mark of 73 two starts back rates as strong form in this line-up. Two Feet Of Snow has been racing at this level for the last couple of starts which includes a score over course and distance. He should run a big race but was a little disappointing last time. Madam Markievicz and Second Encore don't have a great deal to do at the weights so must be respected but Tedious looks the pick with Richard Hughes up.
Bonjour Bongee 66-1 (8-0) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 14, 17l behind Jolah (8-8) at Brighton 6f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Madam Markievicz (IRE) 50-1 (7-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and hampered over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 12l behind Alben Star (9-0) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Majestic Ridge (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden and every chance 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Key Lago (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Mini Bon Bon 12-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, switched to rail 2f out, never a threat, 9th of 14, 13l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Molly Mylenis 50-1 (7-12) Prominent, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, eased, 8th of 9, 47l behind Glen's Diamond (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Mr Optimistic 20-1 (8-12) Prominent, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 11l behind Indieslad (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Nellie Ellis (IRE) 17-2 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, weakened towards finish, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Empress Royal (9-2) at Redcar 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Saltergate 4-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along and outpaced well over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 3, 10l behind Heartbreak (8-13) at Redcar 5f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Sep.
Second Encore 7-1 (7-12) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Bilko Pak (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Sep.
Soviet Suspect (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 28l behind Thomas Tompion (9-3) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gs in Sep.
Tedious 8-1 (9-1) With leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, tailed off and eased, last of 9, 28l behind Veil Of Night (8-1) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Two Feet Of Snow (IRE) Evensfav (8-13) Slowly into stride and bumped start, raced wide throughout, towards rear, headway to 4th and driven over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 5l behind Saxonette (8-6) at Lingfield 6f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Venus Empress 12-1 (9-1) Mid-division on outside, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 17, 20l behind One Cool Bex (9-1) at Beverley 5f 2yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.