It's fair to say that LOYAL ROYAL isn't always the easiest horse to predict but there was a lot to like about the way he scored last time so we'll take Milton Bradley's runner to follow up with Agnes Love making some appeal based on some recent good starts and Rio Royale could be a good each-way play if returning to something like his best. Scoring for just the third time in 47 starts last time the selection was impressive when staying on to take the spoils at Wolverhampton. His course record doesn't exactly make inspiring reading but if in the mood again his weighted to follow up. Agnes Love is a lot more consistent than the pick and followed victory with a good run in defeat under a revised burden last time. He's a pound lighter this time and has a good record here but he looks best over the minimum trip. Rio Royale has been tumbling down the weights for a reason but at nine pounds better off than when last getting in front he remains in consideration for a place while Desert Strike looks a danger on his return to these ranks under his current burden. Another wide open race that can go the way of Loyal Royal if he's in the same mood as his last start.
Fromsong (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Led, ridden well over 1f out, headed approaching final furlong, weakened well inside final furlong, last of 8, 7l behind Ginobili (9-1) at Kempton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Desert Strike 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no impression when carried head high over 1f out, 5th of 14, 6l behind Kingswinford (8-11) at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) gd in Oct.
Musical Script (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, final furlong, 5th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Absa Lutte (8-13) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Oct.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leader to 4f out, prominent, hard ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Sister Clement (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Caledonia Princess 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Fault (8-11) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Rio Royale (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 7l behind Step It Up (8-13) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Pulled hard, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct beating Yanza (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Lethal 14-1 (8-5) Soon crossed over to lead, ridden over 1f out, headed and outpaced by winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Absa Lutte (8-13) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-70 (6) pol in Oct.
Agnes Love 14-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead briefly well inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Timeless Dream (8-12) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Namir (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) In rear but not far away, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 6l behind Taurus Twins (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct.
Hart of Gold 16-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 15, 14l behind Onebidkintymill (9-8) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Cape Cobra 7-2 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 11, 9l behind Connor's Choice (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.