Mr Burbidge has to come into the reckoning as he chases a four-timer. He's upped in class under a penalty but looks to have stronger form than recent course and distance winner Norfolk Sky. Scottish Boogie scored over 1m6f last time but this is much tougher and SPIRITOFTOMINTOUL is preferred. A winner for the Cecil yard over track and trip in August, he's since joined Tony Carroll and can continue his improvement despite an 8lb rise. Wildomar and Shelford have both struggled off higher marks since winning earlier in the year.
Wildomar 100-1 (8-12) Towards rear, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 11th of 12, well behind No Heretic (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in May.
Shelford (IRE) 9-1 (9-9) Held up off the pace disputing 4th, closed to 3rd 3f out, ridden in 5th 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, 4th of 8, 8l behind Arch Villain (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Spiritoftomintoul 9-4fav (8-13) Behind, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Cousin Khee (9-6) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Lady Rosamunde 8-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 10l behind Kikonga (8-12) at Ascot 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Held up behind, driven and headway on outside entering straight, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on well to lead towards finish, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Montjess (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Clerk's Choice (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up last, headway from 2f out, soon switched right, switched left and stayed on between horses inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, never nearer, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Presburg (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Nave (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Held up last, plugged on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 8, 9l behind Arch Villain (9-13) at Kempton 2m hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Mr Burbidge 6-4fav (9-9) Raced wide, tracked leader, ridden 3f out, effort when edged left over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Scribe (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Norfolk Sky 6-1 (9-6) Held up in last pair, closer order into mid-division approaching halfway, went 2nd on inside 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on and ridden clear inside final furlong, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Eshtyaaq (9-11) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.