DREAM LODGE sets the clear standard in this claimer and with terms in his favour he should return to winning ways. Richard Fahey's runner has reached a rating off 100 having been tried in Group Races this term so with both of his all-weather scores coming here he looks to have big claims not dropped into this class. Mastership, Ahlawy and Cyflymder are all rated in the 80's so if they can run up to their ratings will be in the mix while any market support for Avisio would put that high on the list. Cobo Bay isn't weighted out of a challenge and ran well in defeat last time but this should go to the top rated Dream Lodge.
Dream Lodge (IRE) 100-1 (9-6) Behind stands side, ridden 3f out, never a factor, 29th of 35, 29l behind Credit Swap (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Cobo Bay 15-2 (9-0) Raced keenly, led, ridden and edged left over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner last half furlong, weakened to 3rd soon after, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Noguchi (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mastership (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway on inside over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Primaeval (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Aviso (GER) 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 6l behind Halsion Chancer (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Fujin Dancer (FR) 13-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, well off the pace towards rear, still only 9th and plenty to do 2f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, never any chance, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Dream Of Fortune (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Cyflymder (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 14, 5l behind Lowther (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ahlawy (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, headway to 3rd over 6f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 13l behind Noguchi (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kildare Sun (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 24l behind Eastern Gift (9-6) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Forbidden (IRE) 9-1 (8-10) Towards rear, not trouble leaders, 7th of 12, 7l behind Final Drive (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mojeerr 14-1 (9-0) Pulled hard in mid-division, weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 14, 15l behind Eijaaz (9-4) at Catterick 1m 4f app clm stks (6) gd in Oct.
Farleigh 28-1 (10-12) Held up in touch, outpaced over 4f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 18l behind Umverti (10-12) at Pontefract 1m 2f am hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Saving Grace 9-2 (9-2) Pressed leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 10l behind Star Addition (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.
Shaluca 10-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on outside over 3f, 8th of 11, 8l behind Victorian Bounty (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.