Port Lairge showed a big improvement at Kempton last time and could prove a threat. But the majority have been alloted a handicap mark and MUSADDAS is well clear of the opposition. He's gone close on his last couple of starts and should be opening his account in this company. Arms has a couple of lengths to find with the selection, although It Must be Faith found only one too good over 6f last time and can figure. The remainder look up against it on today's terms.
Medecis Mountain 100-1 (8-7) Not much room start, mid-division, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 11th of 13, 37l behind Dancing Cosmos (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Arms (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Modernstone (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
It Must Be Faith 6-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Gravitational (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep.
Musaddas 11-8fav (9-5) Prominent, took keen hold, challenged over 3f out, led over 1f out, clear inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Modernstone (9-0) at Windsor 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Noble Maximus 100-1 (9-2) Slowly away, always behind, tailed off and eased over 1f out, last of 12, 40l behind Adiator (8-10) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Oct.
Port Lairge 33-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, prominent, led well over 1f out, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Leonard Thomas (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Triple Aitch (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 48l behind Mazaaher (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Ismaali 100-1 (8-9) Raced centre, always behind, 9th of 11, 28l behind Endless Light (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Oct.