Metropolitan Chief has been in good form over 5f of late but SQUIRREL WOOD is preferred over this trip. The latter found only one too good over course and distance last week and can finally open her account in this. Spellmaker's only win to date came over 6f and he hasn't raced since August but Chester Deelyte regularly makes the frame at this level and finished ahead of Sakhee's Alround when runner-up here earlier in the month.
Purley Queen (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Pucon (8-13) at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Metropolitan Chief 12-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Sarah Berry (9-6) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Puteri Nur Laila (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 14, 7l behind Abraham Monro (8-2) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Squirrel Wood (IRE) 6-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway and switched right 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Multitask (9-5) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Courtland Avenue (IRE) 50-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 10th of 16, 16l behind Barista (9-4) at Leicester 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Wotalad 25-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed halfway, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 8l behind Powerful Pierre (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Spellmaker 10-1 (8-13) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon no impression, 4th of 9, 3l behind Commandingpresence (9-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Sweet Vintage (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Soon close up, took keen hold, ridden and outpaced by winner over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 5th of 10, 13l behind Dawn Calling (9-5) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Harvest Mist (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sakhee's Alround 7-2fav (9-3) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not able to get on terms with leaders, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Kindlelight Storm (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
Salford Prince (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, went right over 2f out, soon well beaten, 9th of 12, 14l behind Multitask (9-5) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Appyjack 8-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway and in touch on outside over 5f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 16l behind Goal (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Surrey Dream (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened approaching final 2f, 11th of 16, 9l behind Ficelle (8-12) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Whitford (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Bumped start, held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, weakened and lost 4th place inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 12l behind Hartwright (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.