ETHAARA gets our vote in preference to Minus Fifteen and Autumn Blades. The pick is the most lightly raced in the big field and showed improvement from debut to win at Great Leighs last time out in a fillies' maiden. She returns to seven furlongs now, and with racecourse experience, the distance shouldn't be a problem. She's well in at the weights, and may have further improvement to come. Minus Fifteen and Autumn Blades are both course and distance winners. The former last time out last month when defying second top weight, but she's got something in hand on most of her rivals today. Autumn Blades' successes have come at a lower grade, and didn't show much promise in higher company so the drop down will assist. Rheupunzel's an interesting runner; off the track for nearly a year, Paul Cole's runner has won over this distance in the past, and if ready, could be involved. Sixteen are set to face the starter, so there should be some each-way value to had, but in a competitive contest we'll side with Ethaara.
Lone Wolfe 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, no impression, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Sir Xaar (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcap (3) gf in Jul.
Resplendent Nova 4-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 5l behind Viscountess (8-11) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Secret Night 9-2fav (9-4) Towards rear, never nearer, 10th of 16, 6l behind Finsbury (8-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Wigram's Turn (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Close up 4th, effort over 1f out, no extra and one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Dunn'o (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Woodcote Place 9-1 (9-5) Took keen hold in rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out to well inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Grande Annee (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Minus Fifteen (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Dwelt, soon prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Aug beating Greystoke Prince (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) With leaders, ridden 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 14, 11l behind Charlie Tipple (8-12) at Redcar 1m hcap (3) gd in Aug.
Rhuepunzel 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 21l behind Steam Cuisine (9-5) at Newbury 7f fll hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Phluke 16-1 (10-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 7l behind Born Tobouggie (9-7) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Ethaara 5-4fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, always travelling well, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Great Leighs 6f mdn fll (5) pol in Aug beating Anne of Kiev (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Divertimenti (IRE) 25-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Landucci (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Eastern Gift 33-1 (9-9) Always in rear, never a factor, 11th of 12, 10l behind Fervent Prince (9-8) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Raced wide, held up, ridden and no impression from over 2f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Fiefdom (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) Held up in rear main group, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 8, 8l behind Nezami (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
I Confess 8-1 (8-13) Always behind, never troubled leaders final 2f, 7th of 10, 10l behind Polar Annie (9-1) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Prime Factor 9-2co-fav (9-7) Dwelt, soon pushed along, in touch, ridden over 2f out, brief effort over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 5l behind Geoffdaw (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Aug.