Arctic Lynx took his turn when scoring at Wolverhampton last time and should be in the firing-line again but Rowe Park has done all his winning over the minimum trip. Muhdiq's improved recent form has also been over 5f and Forest Edge is upped in the weights and in class having won at Bath last time. HOPES N DREAMS won three times early in the season but has gone close on more than one occasion off higher marks since - Kevin Ryan's filly gets the tentative vote in this.
Rowe Park 33-1 (9-2) Behind, headway over 1f out, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 7l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-5) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Another Try (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) In touch, pushed along halfway, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Choral (9-2) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Arctic Lynx (IRE) 4-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct beating Amoure Medici (9-5) by shd, 10 ran.
Little Garcon (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Behind, outpaced when not much room over 1f out, never on terms, 11th of 15, 8l behind Baby Strange (8-13) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Tioman Pearl 9-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 6, 28l behind Tango Sky (8-6) at Haydock 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Lujeanie 33-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 6l behind Numeral (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Dreamwriter (USA) 33-1 (8-8) Pulled hard led and soon clear, reduced lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 22l behind Whimsical (9-0) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Hopes N Dreams (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Raced wide tracked leader after 1f, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3l behind Beat The Bell (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
North Star Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on, 5th of 12, 6l behind Demora (8-4) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Forest Edge (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Made all, set strong pace, clear halfway, hard ridden inside final furlong, all out, just held on, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Gull Rock (8-9) by shd, 9 ran.
Muhdiq (USA) 7-2fav (9-5) Outpaced, good headway when switched right and squeezed through inside final furlong, ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Drawnfromthepast (9-9) by ns, 10 ran.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Prominent, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, gradually weakened, 4th of 7, 11l behind Kingswinford (9-10) at Folkestone 7f sell stks (6) gf in Sep.