NEIGE D'ANTAN is very consistent and gained her latest success here before just failing to hang on over slightly further at Kempton. She'll do her best again and is taken to get back on the winning trail. One Scoop Or Two arrives in good form having come with a late burst to score over the C&D in October and upped just 3lb can get competitive again.Gran Maestro scored on heavy ground in France and made a very promising debut for Ruth Carr here last month. With more to come he looks the main threat though Fame Again has won twice over the C&D and ran really well over a trip too short at Doncaster last time.
Knowe Head (NZ) 16-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden over 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 6th of 13, 6l behind Afraah (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Fame Again 7-1 (8-9) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Nov.
One Scoop Or Two 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to challenge inside final furlong, led post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct beating Sea Fever (9-2) by ns, 13 ran.
Gran Maestro (USA) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3 out, stayed on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Trois Vallees (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Mazovian (USA) 40-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 17, 7l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 5l behind On The Hoof (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Kingswinford (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind On The Hoof (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Dream Win 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 31l behind Royal Holiday (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Nov.
Cabal 7-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, effort 2f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 15l behind Smart Step (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Apr.
Neige D'antan 7-2fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 8f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Kelpie Blitz (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Nov.