A tough race to call with the field rated within 4lb of each other. Saying that, CAPTAIN CAT is the least exposed and the one with most potential for further progress. He opened his account at Newmarket in May with a four-length defeat of subsequent dual winner Lahaag and can make a winning return. Gaul Wood is a more recent winner with a victory at Sandown three weeks ago to his credit while Gifted Girl is another lightly-raced sort capable of improvement. Jake's Destiny has yet to win this year but has been running well in decent handicaps and Love Your Looks will also find life easier having competed in Listed company of late.
Mia's Boy 12-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Quick Wit (9-10) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Sep.
Starwatch 16-1 (10-0) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 10l behind The Cayterers (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Titus Mills (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, raced far side from over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 22l behind Osteopathic Remedy (8-8) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Apostle (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind I'm So Glad (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Captain Cat (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Raced stand side and led this group, chased leaders, headway to be overall leader over 2f out, soon joined centre group, ran on, comfortable, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf in May beating Lahaag (9-3) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Gaul Wood (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 6f out, challenged 3f out, led over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, driven out, won at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep beating Henry Allingham (9-6) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Jake's Destiny (IRE) 7-2fav (8-5) Tracked leaders and keen, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon went 3rd until no extra towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Quick Wit (9-10) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Sep.
Lord Ofthe Shadows (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Konstantin (9-0) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) fm in Sep.
Love Your Looks (9-0) Always prominent, not quicken final furlong, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Waldtraut (8-13) at Hannover(GER) 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Sep.
Gifted Girl (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, led 2f, chased winner, ridden inside final 3f, edged left and no impression from 2f out, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Fallen For You (8-12) at Kempton 1m flls stks (4) pol in May.