Hard to have much confidence in any of these. SYRIAN never looked like winning when trained in Ireland last year but won three times at this track in 2011 and, after a pipe-opener for new connections over too short a trip here on Monday, he could prove good enough. Chosen Forever has been in woeful form of late and is consequently dropped in class. He has every chance at the weights with veteran West End Lad looking best of the remaining bunch who all have plenty to find.
Chosen Forever 16-1 (8-13) In touch on outside, pushed along 3f out, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 7, 19l behind Saoi (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Syrian 15-2 (8-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, outpaced over 2f out, switched outside and stayed on from over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 10l behind Polar Kite (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Time Square (FR) 25-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, 10th of 12, 20l behind Irene Kennet (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
West End Lad 20-1 (9-2) Pressed leader after 2f, led 5f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 15l behind Lean On Pete (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Yourinthewill (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon no chance with winner, kept on same pace, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Activate (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f sell stks (6) pol.
Gangsterbanksters (FR) 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 5l behind Easydoesit (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Guava 12-1 (8-1) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 7l behind Safwaan (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f Selling Handicap (0-60) (3yo+) (6) pol in Dec.