Damika is dropped in class and makes more appeal than joint topweight Little Garcon, who hasn't raced since February. Clear Praise could make the frame again after finishing runner-up over C&D on Saturday but R WOODY is preferred. He hasn't won for a while but looks set to put that right judged on his latest close-up second to Ajjaadd in better company at Leicester. Bubbly Ballerina was unfancied and never figured over C&D on Saturday but had gone close on the Turf before that while Blanc De Chine would prove a threat with a repeat of her earlier winning run at Windsor after a below par effort last time. Both Fear Nothing and MacDillon look high enough in the weights at present.
Damika (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 10th of 12, 6l behind Long Awaited (8-12) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Little Garcon (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear but in touch, ridden 2f out, headway to chase leaders over 1f out, weakened final 110 yards, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Piscean (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Feb.
Powerful Wind (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 6l behind Last Sovereign (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Clear Praise (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Doctor Parkes (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
R Woody 9-2 (8-10) Held up, not clear run from 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, ran on strongly, edged right and went 2nd towards finish, not able to catch winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Ajjaadd (9-1) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Bubbly Ballerina 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Whozthecat (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Blanc De Chine (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Slowly away, always in rear,, 14th of 15, 8l behind Demora (8-5) at Bath 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Sep.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led, headed 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 10l behind Liberty Island (8-13) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Jamesway (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Led, headed 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 10l behind Cruise Tothelimit (8-9) at Chester 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Macdillon 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, ran on to take 2nd closing stages, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Rocket Rob (9-4) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Fear Nothing 11-4fav (8-11) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Indian Trail (8-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.