Another race that looks a minefield for punters and where we tentatively suggest MUSICAL SCRIPT to take it, while Gower Belle looks a potential danger. The selection carries joint topweight in what is a compressed handicap, and so is not giving much weight away to rivals. He is in decent form in the context of this event and races over his optimum trip. He has also slipped to a good mark now and from a plumb draw he can go in. Gower Belle drops back in trip after running with credit in a 7f Leicester seller last time. If she can produce her best here then she is well handicapped. Reigning Monarch is 5lb below the mark she won off over course and distance, so she can't be ruled out, while Hurricane Coast is now fully 30lbs below his best win, so a return to form is not beyond question. Even so, Musical Script is suggested here.
Musical Script (USA) 11-2 (9-4) Towards rear, effort over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 11, 5l behind Casela Park (9-3) at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sept.
Duke Of Milan (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, never dangerous, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Patavium Prince (9-10) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Currency 14-1 (9-8) Outpaced and always towards rear, 12th of 15, 11l behind Game Lady (8-12) at Windsor 6f sll (6) gf in Jun.
Davids Mark 11-1 (8-12) Held up, headway 2f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Balerno (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-50 (6) gf in Apr.
Up The Chimney 66-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, raced wide in mid-division, ridden to challenge and hung left 2f out, weakened rapidly over 1f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind Izzibizzi (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn aut stk (6) pol.
Gower Belle 11-1 (8-6) Chased leader, hard ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace under pressure, 3rd of 16, 3l behind All In The Red (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gd in Sept.
Planet Queen 12-1 (8-2) Led and keen, headed when hung badly right from 3f out, soon beaten, last of 10, 27l behind Provost (9-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Majestical (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Took keen hold early, settled in rear, effort on inside 2f out, never reached leaders, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 8l behind Obe Brave (9-3) at Brighton 7f clm (6) gf in Sept.
Nawaaff 9-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, hung left and not run on over 1f out, soon beaten, 8th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Milne Bay (9-0) at Great Leighs 6f hcp (6) pol.
Hurricane Coast 8-1 (8-12) Held up, switched left and headway over 2f out, ran on, 5th of 14, 3/4l behind Brandane (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (6) pol.
Reigning Monarch (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, hd behind Tanley (8-12) at Great Leighs 5f hcp 0-50 (6) pol.
Charlotte Grey 11-2 (8-7) Chased leader until weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 7l behind Djalalabad (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcap (6) pol in Sept.