This is a tough handicap to unravel but BLACK DAHLIA has been in fine form of late and looks the percentage call while both Millfield and Defector are others to consider. The selection got her head in front at Leicester last month and lost nothing in defeat at Warwick last time out after finishing a close second to Cheam Forever. She does however have seven extra pounds to carry this time around so a personal best will be required. Millfield won a claimer at this venue on his penultimate start and then went on to finish second behind Trade Centre in a handicap over course and distance. He clearly acts around this track so he should be noted in the betting market for any support. Defector also won at this venue on his penultimate outing but was well held at Southwell last time out. Back on his favoured surface he is another to add to the short list.
Gazboolou 12-1 (8-11) With leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Wigram's Turn (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Grey Boy (GER) 33-1 (8-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, never a factor, 9th of 15, 8l behind Simple Rhythm (9-1) at Nottingham 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Silver Hotspur 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 9l behind Wigram's Turn (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Aflaam (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Dwelt, soon in touch, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 15th of 19, 20l behind Arizona John (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Tuxedo 12-1 (8-8) Chased leaders in 4th, pushed along 3f out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off, last of 11, 39l behind Mujood (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Millfield (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up and keen, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Trade Centre (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Black Dahlia 9-4fav (8-13) Chased winner throughout, strong challenge and every chance on stand rail over 1f out, found no extra inside final furlong, soon held, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Cheam Forever (9-1) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Defector (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace approaching final furlong, 5th of 14, 8l behind Salerosa (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Sep.
Bahamian Kid 50-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden and headway to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 16l behind Tiger Dream (8-8) at Haydock 1m app hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Izzibizzi 20-1 (9-5) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 13, 6l behind She's In The Money (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Retro (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, well beaten over 1f out, 11th of 12, 15l behind Fantasy Gladiator (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Gurteen Diamond 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Just Sam (9-0) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.