Charlie Longsdon's stable is in terrific form and he wouldn't be running wide-margin Stratford and Huntingdon winner Azure Fly in this if he didn't fancy his chances. The sharp track looks ideal but SEA LORD is still going from strength-to-strength and has already won in this grade. He's now on a six-timer and much stronger than when beaten 12 lengths by Life And Soul at Wetherby in April. Cool Macavity was never travelling when a couple of lengths behind Life And Soul at Newton Abbot last time and is worse off at the weights here while this may be all too much for Worcester scorer Hallings Comet.
Life And Soul (IRE) 7-2 (11-7) Led, ridden after 3 out, headed before next, soon no chance with front pair, 3rd of 5, 21l behind Rum And Butter (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gf in Aug.
Sea Lord (IRE) 15-8fav (11-10) Tracked leader, led approaching 2 out, ridden out, won at Perth 2m ltd hcp hdl (2) gd in Aug beating Now This Is It (10-10) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Azure Fly (IRE) Evensfav (11-5) Chased clear leader, closed 4th, hit next, soon led, soon edged left, ridden and ran on, comfortable, won at Huntingdon 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd beating Uriah Heep (10-12) by 10l, 12 ran.
Cool Macavity (IRE) 6-1 (11-2) Held up in touch, chased leaders 4 out, outpaced on outside before 2 out, soon beaten, 4th of 5, 23l behind Rum And Butter (10-8) at Newton Abbot 2m 3f hcp hdl 0-150 (2) gf in Aug.
Hallings Comet 4-1 (11-0) Took keen hold, made all, clear until 4th, clear again before 2 out, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep beating Carlton Jack (11-0) by 9l, 6 ran.