ATHENIAN drops down a grade for this and can record her first win of the year. She scored twice on Polytrack last season and is just preferred to Space Artist. The latter is a course and distance winner and should be in the mix having won off a 2lb lower mark at Chester recently, while Rhagori Aur's only previous start on the all-weather resulted in a win over 5f at this track and she's not easily dismissed. Rasaman can figure with a repeat of his earlier third at Newmarket but the in-form Burren View Lady is upped a further 5lb and steps up in class here.
Athenian (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, edged left and kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Ashpan Sam (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Space Artist (IRE) 11-4 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 3l behind Secret Missile (9-1) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Rhagori Aur 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Bondesire (9-2) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Rasaman (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway near side over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, finished well, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Equitania (8-11) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Oct.
Angelito 13-2 (9-1) Chased winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Cruise Tothelimit (9-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Ruby's Day 6-1 (9-1) Behind, soon outpaced, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 8l behind Da'quonde (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Johnny Cavagin 6-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd final 125 yards, dropped to 4th post, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Evanescent (9-2) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Desert Strike 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 16l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Rio's Pearl 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division stand side, one pace, 8th in stand side group, 10th of 24, 3 1/2l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Burren View Lady (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Good speed from wide draw to lead, pushed along anfdd joined 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Dilgura (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Bronze Beau 33-1 (8-10) Led, ridden inside final 2f, headed 1f out, lost place inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 5l behind Cheveton (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Mappin Time (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Trinityelitedotcom (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) gf in Oct.