ALSHAZAH won in this grade at Kempton in September before his fourth in a better race at the same track three weeks ago. He's just preferred to Eyedoro, who makes his handicap debut after placed efforts in maiden company. Last month's Windsor winner Duquesa can figure back on the Polytrack, but Deceptive is 12lb higher than when scoring at Kempton on her penultimate start. Hygrove Welshlady can be relied on to run her race, though she looks high enough in the weights now as does Waltzing Cat.
Alshazah 8-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Yasir (9-1) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Eyedoro (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, short lived effort to press winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Vasily (9-3) at Brighton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf in Oct.
Duquesa (IRE) 16-1 (8-2) Behind, some headway on inner over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 13th of 15, 16l behind Direct Answer (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Deceptive 4-5fav (9-1) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, weakened and lost 2 places final 100 yards, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Green Wadi (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Hygrove Welshlady (IRE) 10-3fav (8-8) In touch and keen, chased leader over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind Damascus Symphony (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Dark Dune (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, soon switched right to outside, stayed on same pace final 2f, 5th of 10, 13l behind Countrywide Flame (8-13) at Redcar 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Perilously (USA) 9-2fav (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, one pace 2f out, weakened to 4th approaching final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mons Calpe (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Waltzing Cat (USA) 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 8l behind Battery Power (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Circle Of Angels 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 4l behind Tegan (8-13) at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Oct.
History Repeating 16-1 (8-3) Raced wide, held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, closed on 2nd close home, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Convention (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.