HOPES N DREAMS was beaten less than a length when just failing to catch Arctic Lynx over C&D a fortnight ago. She looks up to winning this off her current mark and is preferred to recent 7f winner Lucky Dan and Lingfield runner-up Beat The Bell. Bandstand may prove a bigger threat after going close at Newcastle last time while Fathsta is on a winning mark and ran well in a claimer at Windsor last week. Italian Tom has a shout if at his best but has been running well below par of late.
Italian Tom (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Raced stand side, outpaced in rear, never a factor, 12th of 14, 14l behind Take Cover (8-12) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.
Mount Hollow 20-1 (8-12) Soon outpaced, always behind, 10th of 13, 9l behind Cheveton (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Fathsta (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, lost 3rd final stride, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Victorian Bounty (8-9) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) hvy.
Bandstand 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, driven to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance final 110 yards, just held, 2nd of 12, nk behind Dickie Le Davoir (9-1) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, riders whip knocked out of hand post, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind Arctic Lynx (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Dwelt always in rear, 11th of 15, 7l behind Gladiatrix (8-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Cantal 11-2 (9-1) Held up, headway to chase leaders over 4f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Solar Deity (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Taffe 17-2 (9-1) Tracked leaders, lost place over 4f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 6l behind Solar Spirit (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Soon chased leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, held on gamely near finish, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Pravda Street (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Off the pace towards rear, pushed along halfway, soon beaten, 12th of 14, 12l behind Magic Secret (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Cyflymder (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 16l behind Conry (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Diman Waters (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Keen towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 10, 9l behind Arctic Lynx (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Beat The Bell 9-2 (9-6) Pushed along to lead, driven 1f out, no extra and caught close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Ginger Ted (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.