LEXI'S HERO attempted to make all over 6f here last time but was caught in the closing stages. The winner, Powerful Pierre, was landing a hat trick so the form looks solid enough and Patrick Morris' charge gets the nod dropping back in distance. Solemn will take advantage of his tumble down the weights soon and a visor replaces the more usual blinkers while Never A Quarrel can do better back on this surface after an outing at Goodwood. Dark Lane bounced back over 6f at this track earlier in the month and makes more appeal than recent Nottingham winner Megaleka.
Solemn 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Rambo Will (9-1) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Lexi's Hero (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Led, headed over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra and just held on for 3rd place close home, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Powerful Pierre (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Never A Quarrel (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened final furlong, 10th of 14, 7l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Mr Mo Jo 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden halfway, soon beaten, 8th of 13, 10l behind Perfect Pasture (10-1) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Dark Lane 4-1 (9-5) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead near finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Ivestar (8-11) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Different 11-4fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, driven and one pace when slightly hampered over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Green Monkey (9-2) at Doncaster 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Falasteen (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 12l behind Gabrial's Gift (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Captain Scooby 6-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Just The Tonic (8-9) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 28-1 (8-4) Slowly away, in rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 8l behind You're The Boss (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f (4) pol in Oct.
Passionada 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 15, 4l behind Ace Master (8-11) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Bussa 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 42l behind Elspeth's Boy (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Quality Art (USA) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 17, 3/4l behind Megaleka (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Megaleka 10-1 (8-10) In touch, headway to lead over 1f out, soon hung badly left and finished on far side rail, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Breezolini (9-5) by nk, 17 ran.