MONSIEUR ROYALE hasn't looked like winning in maiden company but his form is still equal to most of this bunch and he gets the token vote on his handicap bow. Antonius is another who may improve handicapping for the first time while It's Only business has a shout on his best form of the summer. Melodee Princess is another with the past form to figure and Fly Fisher has claims on his recent fifth over C&D with Proventi well behind.
Antonius 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Singersongwriter (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
It's Only Business 25-1 (8-10) Took keen hold, led, headed 8f out, led 4f out, edged right from 3f out, soon headed, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 13l behind Gioia Di Vita (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Melodee Princess (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden and outpaced 2f out, stayed on again inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ouzinkie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Frosted Off 40-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 11th of 12, 10l behind Blazing Knight (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Fit For A King (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 9l behind Mushaakis (9-1) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Fly Fisher (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) In touch on outside, pushed along halfway, headway over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, hung left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong,, 5th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Ouzinkie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Monsieur Royale 50-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden halfway, ran on strongly final furlong, not reached leaders, 5th of 17, 5l behind Ayasha (8-12) at Redcar 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 6th of 9, 6l behind Ferjaan (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Proventi 25-1 (9-1) Chased leader until 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Harrogate Fair (9-6) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lady Jean 25-1 (8-6) Outpaced in rear, edged right over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 7l behind Mandy Layla (8-11) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct.