Ghufa is the only C&D winner in the line-up and arrives here in very good form after a fair effort last month. Waahej has only won once on the surface and that was over two years ago while Alhaban has never won on it at all and was beaten in a seller last time. Irish Jugger has run moderately on his last two starts here and Hit The Switch has done all of his all-weather winning at Southwell so it's the three-year-old VIVA DIVA who gets the nod by process of elimination as she is one of the few here with scope and was still leading at this trip before fading over 1m6f here last time.
Ghufa (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed and unable to quicken, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Eagle Nebula (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Ahlawy (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division on inside, lost place 4f out, never on terms after, 7th of 10, 12l behind Ashammar (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol.
Saint Thomas (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon under pressure, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 12l behind Singzak (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Waahej 10-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 13, 8l behind Brigadoon (9-2) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Alhaban (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Saharia (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.
Miss Beat (IRE) 28-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 14th of 18, 17l behind Violent Velocity (9-1) at Doncaster 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Irish Jugger (USA) 14-1 (9-9) Dwelt, held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out on inner, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 9l behind Pertemps Networks (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Hit The Switch 4-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, plugged on, one pace, 3rd of 10, 12l behind Marsh Warbler (9-10) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Viva Diva 9-2 (9-0) Chased leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Jasmeno (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mill Mick 6-1 (9-7) Led, pushed along 3f out, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 4th of 9, 7l behind With Hindsight (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Spring Secret 33-1 (9-1) Chased leader until halfway, remained close up, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 4l behind Tartan Gigha (9-10) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Irons On Fire (USA) 40-1 (9-6) Behind, ridden over 3f out, soon lost touch, beaten when eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Planetoid (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.