Sakash won at Yarmouth in August but hasn't been seen since and is 6lb higher on his first start away from the seaside course. Sweet Vintage has been raised 4lb for winning a weak race at Kempton, but this probably isn't much better. Just A Pound races of the same mark as when second over course and distance last time under claimer Harry Burns but it's probably about time TRIPLE AITCH was winning one of these and a repeat of his latest second to One Way Or Another may well suffice with Perfect Words having her first run on the all-weather for more than 18 months. Mysterious Wonder and the lightly-raced Kindlelight Storm look the pick of the remainder.
Perfect Words (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 13l behind Fanoos (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Triple Aitch (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind One Way Or Another (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Just A Pound (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Went left start tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, edged left approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Hail Promenader (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Mysterious Wonder 8-1 (8-7) In touch stand side, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Alexandrakollontai (9-3) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Sakash 5-1 (8-12) Raced centre, tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, edged right, stayed on strongly, won at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug beating Sakhee's Alround (8-12) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Kindlelight Storm (USA) 4-1fav (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 6l behind I'm Harry (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Serendippidy 66-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, never better than mid-division, 9th of 13, 17l behind Plover (9-0) at Kempton 7f mdn fll (5) pol in Jun.
Sweet Vintage (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Took keen hold and led for 1f, chased leading pair, led again 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, won at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct beating Squirrel Wood (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Partner's Gold (IRE) 22-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, held when hampered entering final furlong, 4th of 5, 6l behind Manatee Bay (8-3) at Hamilton 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Be Royale 11-2 (9-0) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Quadriga (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Elle Rebelle 10-1 (8-13) Took keen hold tracking leaders on inside, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind One Last Dream (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Lucy Minaj 33-1 (8-6) Dwelt headway to go close up over 5f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 5l behind Powerful Pierre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.