1m6f winner but still yet to convince over this two furlong longer trip. Wears a hood for the first time having run moderately over C&D last time. Dropped 2lb but has a bit to prove at present.
Ground out victory over extended 2m in Southwell handicap in February prior to seven-month break. No show first two starts back in good company but better last time when second at Newmarket last month. Should be in the mix.
On fairly long losing run since landing valuable Northumberland Vase at Newcastle in June 2018. Ran cracker in Northumberland Plate this June when close fifth though and may have needed run after a break when well beaten recently. 2lb lower now.
Progressive 2m staying handicapper in 2018 winning over C&D and at Goodwood prior to 11-month break and wind surgery. Come back in form and won over C&D last time in impressive fashion. 6lb rise makes life tougher but there may be more to come.
3-3 here this summer over 1m3f-1m4f and wasn't beaten far off this mark at Wolverhampton last time. Steps up 4f though and has stamina to prove in decent racer so may be best watched for the time being.
Unexposed 1m6f Catterick maiden winner. Not seen until September this year when ran with credit at Goodwood then fine second in 2m2f Cesarewicth Trial Handicap at HQ in September. Something to prove on this surface but is an interesting contender.
Broke lengthy losing run when winning 1m4f Ascot handicap in July. Stepped up to 2m for first time over C&D three weeks ago and stayed on to finish close fifth on fist run for over trhee month. Same mark and open to improvement.
Won Goodwood 2m handicap this spring off 12lb lower mark. Well held over C&D in October and showed little over hurdles last time. Others make rather more appeal.
Yet to win beyond 1m4f and has shown generally regressive form since joining current yard in March. Falling down the handicap but has stamina to prove and faces no easy task here.
Astromachia (5/4), All Yours (11/4), Smart Champion (7/1), Rainbow Dreamer (12/1), Western Duke (14/1), Age Of Wisdom (25/1), Platitude (25/1), Manjaam (33/1), Cosmelli (33/1)