DRAWNFROMTHEPAST scored over C&D last month and was only beaten a nose at Lingfield last time. He's worth sticking with in his current form and gets the vote. Baby Strange ended his long losing run with victory at Pontefract a fortnight ago and remains on a winning mark compared to last year's victory over C&D while Island Legend has a shout on his return from a lay-off. Clear Praise and Decision By One are not out of this on their best form but Queen Grace looks high enough in the weights at present.
Island Legend (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Titus Gent (8-10) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Clear Praise (USA) 3-1fav (9-4) Held up in rear, not clear run and rider eased up inside final furlong, pushed along and ran on well in closing stages, never nearer, 8th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Blanc De Chine (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Pea Shooter 3-1fav (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 12, 4l behind Doctor Parkes (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Decision By One 5-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, led ridden over 1f out, edged left and headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind My Son Max (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Damika (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, driven 3f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 13, 6l behind Cheveton (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Queen Grace (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Whozthecat (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Partner (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Behind stands side, headway when not clear run 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 7th of 15, 5l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Khawatim 25-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 12, 6l behind Solar Spirit (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Church Music (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders stands' side, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 16, 9l behind Jamaican Bolt (9-7) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Profile Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 7th of 20, 10l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 7-2fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, travelling well 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, ns behind Muhdiq (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Baby Strange 14-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven and headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct beating Master Bond (8-9) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Hamoody (USA) 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders far side, driven over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon behind, last of 23, 27l behind Jack Dexter (9-8) at Ayr 6f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.