With the exception of Bawdsey Bank, there's only 3lb separating the field on official figures. MAKYAAL was a disappointing favourite at Yarmouth last time but was only beaten a head at Chepstow before that so gets the token vote. Caledonia Prince is a winner at Southwell and Byrd In Hand scored at Goodwood early this year so they could both figure, while Putin won over 7f at this track in August and has claims on that form. American Lover and Avon Supreme could prove best of the rest.
American Lover (FR) 16-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Salik Tag (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Bawdsey Bank 100-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 13l behind Lady Bayside (8-12) at Chepstow 7f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 11-4fav (8-10) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Gallego (9-9) at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Aaranyow (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression, 13th of 16, 20l behind Sopran Nad (8-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Avon Supreme 16-1 (9-1) In rear, headway on outer 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Out Of The Storm (9-3) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Caledonia Prince 20-1 (9-3) Led, clear halfway, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 6l behind Fitz (9-3) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Dust Cloud (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, some headway over 2f out, 6th of 10, 12l behind Novirak (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Khaki (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Keen close up, led over 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 26l behind Librettela (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Love Your Looks 25-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 14, 17l behind Sadeek's Song (9-3) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Makyaal (IRE) 2-1fav (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Larkrise Star (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Miss Firefox 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear centre, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 10, 36l behind Dannios (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Putin (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, edged left and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 11l behind Justbookie Dot Com (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Saktoon (USA) 14-1 (9-2) In touch on outside, lost place 3f out, soon behind, 11th of 12, 17l behind Excellent Vision (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Waterbury Girl 22-1 (8-0) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 5f out, headed 3f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 10l behind Abergeldie (9-3) at Chepstow 1m fll hcp (5) gs in Jul.