DIXIE GWALIA won this last year from just 3lb lower and with her young rider claiming 7lb and ground conditions in her favour she looks set to repeat the process. Mucky Molly has plenty going for her in that she will love the trip and testing conditions though she's now on her highest ever mark. See The Storm was just half-a-length behind her at Brighton and with a 5lb pull has to go close along with Novalist, who scored over the C&D on soft going in July. Hatta Stream is much better on the all-weather though is handicapped accordingly and shouldn't be dismissed along with Plum Bay, though the latter's only success came on fast ground.
Hatta Stream (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders near side, ridden when hampered over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, stayed on, 4th of 15, 1 1/2l behind Gypsy Rider (8-11) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Novalist 9-2 (9-7) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Yungaburra (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Seamus Shindig 13-2 (8-3) Towards rear, never on terms, 6th of 9, 6l behind Theresnoneedfordat (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Beach Candy (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 18, 12l behind Gull Rock (8-11) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gs.
Black Douglas 5-2 (9-3) Raced stands' side, dwelt in rear, ridden and outpaced halfway, kept on final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 8, 10l behind Gull Rock (8-12) at Folkestone 6f mdn stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Plum Bay 9-2fav (9-4) In rear, ridden when wide into straight 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 13, 7l behind Iceblast (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ghazeer (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 13, hd behind George Fenton (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Mucky Molly 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort when not clear run 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, hung left, ridden out (hand-timed), won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy beating See The Storm (8-7) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on outside, carried wide 3f out, soon beaten, last of 14, 7l behind Blue Deer (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol.
Dubai Rythm 25-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 17l behind Ryedale Dancer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Indiana Guest (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 22l behind Les Verguettes (9-5) at Leicester 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Dixie Gwalia 20-1 (8-9) Held up in outside, headway and edged left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Ryedale Dancer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Summer Sun 50-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 16, 13l behind Dick Bos (9-3) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
See The Storm 5-1 (8-4) Keen in touch, headway to track leader halfway, led over 2f out, clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Les Verguettes (9-3) at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Efisio Princess 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, headway halfway, soon every chance, weakened final furlong, 8th of 15, 6l behind Steel Rain (8-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) sft.
Simple Rhythm 25-1 (8-4) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 13, 5l behind Medam (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.