MATSUNOSUKE is the standout here and should win with something to spare. Ron Harris' charge ran well in a class two handicap at Lingfield last time having previously won a pair of claimers here in comfortable fashion. Jake Payne takes the ride for the first time but he's a capable young jockey and providing he has the confidence to anchor his horse in last, he should be rewarded. Excusez Moi comes out next best at the weights but Ruth Carr is without a winner in 117 days and that has to be a concern. With that in mind Abbondanza is considered more of a threat having won his sole start over this trip in this company. Dual course-and-distance winner Titus Gent has plenty to find but is likely to give his running and that may be enough for a place but it'll be a surprise should Matsunosuke fail to outclass these.
Abbondanza (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, ridden and hung left over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Salerosa (9-7) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs.
Matsunosuke 12-1 (9-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 3l behind Take Ten (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Excusez Moi (USA) 13-2 (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 8l behind Orpenindeed (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Spin Again (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Scrapper Smith (9-11) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Titus Gent 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out until one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 4l behind Hulcote Rose (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 11l behind Accamelia (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Kersivay 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 11, 16l behind Methaaly (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sharp Shoes 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led 3f out, ridden and edged left inside final furlong, held on close home, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-55 (6) hvy beating Accamelia (8-11) by nk, 16 ran.
Morgans Choice 25-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 12, 13l behind Grand Stitch (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Tag Team (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Close up, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Final Salute (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Estonia 66-1 (9-3) In touch on outside, outpaced 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 40l behind Morache Music (8-3) at Newmarket 6f cond stks (3) gs in Oct.