Dana's Present was just beaten in a blanket finish over C&D two runs ago, just ahead of Source Of Light, and made amends at Kempton six days ago. He's got a penalty back here but can't be ignored and makes more appeal than Jay Bee Blue, who got off the mark over 7f here last month but may not be as effective over this longer trip. Arabic has been knocking on the door lately and should pick up on of these low-grade handicaps sooner rather than later but Riviera Romance and Auntie Kathryn have had plenty of chances. Roger Varian's record here is second to none and EAMAADD is his only runner at the meeting. He's a half-brother to three winners so should be capable of stepping up on his maiden form now going handicapping and this is a considerable drop in class.
Dana's Present 5-4fav (9-4) Waited with towards rear, smooth headway on outer well over 1f out, switched left to challenge and led on bit inside final furlong, never came off the bridle, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Geeaitch (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Eamaadd 11-2 (9-0) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 5th of 6, 13l behind Sunnybridge Boy (8-11) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gf in Aug.
Jay Bee Blue 11-2 (9-2) Switched left start held up in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep beating Balti's Sister (9-2) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Broxbourne (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Mid-division, lost place 5f out, well beaten 3f out, last of 7, 11l behind Hurricane Lady (9-9) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Arabic 11-2 (9-1) Raced wide in touch, pushed along 3f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, not quicken in closing stages, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Lean On Pete (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Source Of Light (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Chasin' Rainbows (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
We Used To Wait (USA) 15-2 (9-4) Prominent, led 9f out, headed over 5f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 11l behind Azrag (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Riviera Romance 10-1 (8-4) Mid-division, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 12, 4l behind Silver Lace (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Auntie Kathryn (IRE) 7-2fav (7-12) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Going French (9-6) at Chepstow 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Jun.