Russian Symphony could be of interest on his seasonal reappearance but Charlie Egerton's gelding faces no easy task from stall 13 of the 13 runners and much better berthed is PERLACHY, who gets the vote over Grimes Faith. Kevin Ryan's gelding was slightly disappointing at Kempton last time but earlier form at Southwell is solid and, if he can reproduce that on the Polytrack here, he has every chance. Almaty Express ran better at Great Leighs last time and has slipped to a fair mark, while Now You See Me has every chance at the weights but is another with a poor draw to overcome. Tyrannosaurus Rex has run better of late and has to be considered from stall four but none of these are as well berthed as stable companion Perlachy. Derek Shaw's gelding comes into this in good heart following his win at Kempton over six furlongs last time, should not be inconvenienced by the drop to the minimum trip and off just a 3lb higher mark he looks the one to beat from stall one.
El Dececy (USA) 11-2 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 5, 5l behind Resplendent Alpha (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Not My Choice (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Held up, always in rear, last of 8, 9l behind Incomparable (8-12) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Russian Symphony (USA) 10-1 (8-9) In rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on to take 2nd towards finish, not troubled winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Yungaburra (9-1) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
King Kenny 8-1 (9-4) Led early, stayed prominent until ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 15l behind Brouhaha (8-10) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Know No Fear 20-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 5l behind Incomparable (8-12) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Almaty Express 16-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, slightly hampered over 2f out, soon ridden, never on terms, 5th of 7, 3l behind Wotashirtfull (8-11) at Great Leighs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Trimlestown (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Anticipated start, prominent, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, weakened well inside final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Princess Valerina (8-11) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jan.
Grimes Faith 7-2jt-fav (9-4) Ridden and soon slight lead on inner, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Steel City Boy (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sandwith 12-1 (8-13) Behind, ridden healfway, one pace from over 1f out, 10th of 19, 7l behind Haajes (9-5) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Mayoman (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Slowly away, held up, always behind, 10th of 11, 24l behind Milne Bay (8-9) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Dec.
Tyrannosaurus Rex (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, raced keenly, came wide entering straight, hung left and headway 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Monte Major (9-0) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Now You See Me 6-1 (9-0) Squeezed for room at start, towards rear, never trouble leaders, 8th of 11, 4l behind The Geester (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jan.
Perlachy 3-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, driven out final furlong, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Step It Up (9-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.