Loden is a fascinating contender here having taken third over further last time, a remarkable achievement given that his saddle slipped early on and he tanked clear before being reeled in. The concern is he's dropped in distance and we'll therefore take him on with CELESTIAL GIRL, whose turn of foot could be decisive. Hughie Morrison's filly is up a further 5lbs for winning here last time but this will be only her 12th start and there should be more to come over a trip she stays. Strategic Mission is well handicapped on old form but has looked one-paced of late and needs to show more and Seattle Speight is considered a bigger threat with this extra furlong in her favour. Josr's Magic likes it here and may be best of the rest ahead of Mister Bit, who was behind Celestial Girl last time and may be once more from a poor draw.
Lord Theo 20-1 (9-9) Dwelt, keen always in rear, 8th of 9, 11l behind Never Can Tell (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Ghufa (IRE) 28-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 15l behind Sea Change (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Aurora Sky (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, in touch, ridden 2f out, no real progress soon after, 6th of 14, 6l behind Spensley (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Holden Eagle 7-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, struggling over 2f out, 5th of 7, 12l behind Visions Of Johanna (8-10) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Josr's Magic (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Prominent, lost place over 6f out, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead last 50 yards, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Diggeratt (9-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Strategic Mission (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, went 2nd briefly 2f out until weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Oriental Cat (9-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Moscow Oznick 16-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, soon towards rear, pushed along and no progress 3f out, 13th of 14, 16l behind Spensley (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Celestial Girl 2-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, good headway on outside 3f out, led inside final 2f, driven clear final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Mister Bit (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Loden 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up mid-division and pulled hard, saddle slipped after 3f, switched to outer over 6f out, led over 4f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Iron Condor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Seattle Speight (USA) 5-2fav (8-5) Dwelt, behind, headway after 2f, soon chasing leaders, effort on inside over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Urban Space (9-8) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Shifting Gold (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, mainly in rear, 9th of 10, 12l behind Maristar (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mister Bit (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Behind, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Celestial Girl (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lady Lam 14-1 (10-8) Slowly away and went right start, in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon switched left, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Kenyan Cat (10-5) at Warwick 1m 3f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Wasara 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind D'urberville (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.