Stevie Thunder is upped in class off a higher mark having won over a longer trip at Kempton while Zain Eagle and Spirit Of The Law have looked in the handicapper's grip since scoring over 1m2f on the Turf. Both The Lock Master and Marcret have their own ideas about the game though both have the ability to figure if they feel like doing so. COME ON BLUE CHIP doesn't arrive in the best of form but his three previous wins on the all-weather came at this track and Paul D'Arcy's charge gets the nod to bounce back in his return to this venue.
Marcret (ITY) 100-1 (9-5) Prominent far side, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 28th of 31, 39l behind Educate (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Zain Eagle 7-2 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, soon outpaced, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Stepping Ahead (9-1) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 25, 25l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, effort on outside and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 6th of 14, 7l behind Captain Cat (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
The Lock Master (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Keen towards rear, ridden over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 22l behind Albaqaa (9-6) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Ardmay (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 5l behind Totalize (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Next Edition (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) In touch in rear, ridden and some headway 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 9l behind Eric The Grey (8-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Stevie Thunder 7-1 (9-0) Led 2f, prominent, led again 2f out, soon edged right, clear inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Karam Albaari (9-8) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.