A tight handicap to close out matter with where Savaronola will be of maximum interest if backed. The gelding was an easy winner when last seen here in May when 10lbs better off and although well beaten at Kempton the last twice a return to this track and trip should help. Preference this time though is for STRAVERSJOY, who loves this track and was only narrowly denied a course and distance hat-trick in the Autumn when 2lb worse off. He will have to bounce back from a rare poor run but off this rating can't be ignored. Dubburg is also interesting now 1lb lighter then a close call behind an inform runner in September and after showing a spark of form when last seen. Chicoteague is a maiden after 10 tries but is looking attractively handicapped but in an open finale Straversjoy is a tentative pick.
Savaronola (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and beaten 3f out, 7th of 9, 13l behind Shallow Bay (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Guga (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Tracked leader until 4f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 8l behind Final Drive (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Chincoteague (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, left in lead on inside over 6f out, ridden 3f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 2nd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Treacle Tart (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Heredias (GER) 9-2 (9-11) Took keen hold towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 6l behind Hurricane Thomas (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Horsley Warrior 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, took keen hold, dropped rear over 4f out, well beaten over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 20l behind Harare (9-0) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Nayessence 9-2 (8-10) Prominent, raced keenly, lost place over 2f out, last of 8, 45l behind Count Ceprano (8-6) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Dubburg (USA) 4-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 6l behind Danvilla (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Derby Desire (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Atacama Sunrise (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Little Richard (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 26l behind Naheell (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Straversjoy 3-1 (8-8) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Naheell (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Shoot The Pot (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway halfway, chased leaders 5f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, last of 11, 26l behind New Code (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Barbirolli 12-1 (8-5) Mid-division, headway over 7f out, pushed along to chase winner over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 12, 9l behind Without Equal (9-0) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Oct.