MR BURBIDGE carries a penalty for last week's victory at Wolverhampton. But he scored by over three lengths eased down on that occasion and is fancied to go in again. Grandiloquent finished ahead of Cabuchon when runner-up at Lingfield last time and the latter had beaten Dumbfounded and Walter De La Mare at Bath earlier. Boston Blue has a shout on his recent form over track and trip but Noor Al Haya has struggled off higher marks since scoring at Chepstow in July.
Mr Burbidge 9-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, challenged 2f out, led inside final furlong, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating High On A Hill (9-9) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Entitlement 3-1 (9-10) Mid-division, under pressure over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 24l behind Superciliary (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Reillys Daughter 50-1 (8-9) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden 7f out, weakened rapidly 5f out, badly tailed off, last of 9, well behind Secret Edge (9-2) at Newbury 2m app hcp (5) sft in Oct.
Dr Finley (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, 6th of 10, 18l behind Man From Seville (8-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Epsom Salts 16-1 (9-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 10, 24l behind Superciliary (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Grandiloquent 5-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride in rear, headway on outer 5f out, close up, ridden to chase winner 2f, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Aiyana (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Dumbfounded (FR) 5-2fav (9-6) Chased leaders, went 2nd 11f out, pushed along over 3f out, driven over 2f out, dropped to 3rd over 1f out, rallied between horses inside final furlong to press for 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Grayswood (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Cabuchon (GER) 5-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 10, 4l behind Aiyana (9-1) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Sarando 8-1 (9-8) Soon chased leader, every chance from 2f out, soon ridden, chased leader entering final furlong until well inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Six Of Clubs (9-12) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov '12.
Boston Blue 3-1fav (8-13) In touch, effort 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Arashi (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Echua (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden into 7th 3f out, 4th 2f out, no extra over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 20, 2l behind Isabellareine (9-8) at Galway 2m hcp 50-70 gf in Jul '10.
Goodlukin Lucy 6-1 (8-10) Soon tracking leader, led 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 9l behind Amantius (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Noor Al Haya (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Luckster (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway on inside under pressure over 2f out, stayed on to 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Cabuchon (8-13) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.