Cabuchon has done his winning on the Turf so far including last month's victory at Bath. But he should still figure along with recent Kempton winner Superciliary. Aiyana posted a better effort at Pontefract last week and steps up in trip along with Happy Families but Grandiloquent and Bondi Mist have gone off the boil of late. Handicap debutant BOLD CITIZEN will need to improve if he's to figure but is expected to do so stepping up in distance and Ed Dunlop's colt gets the speculative vote.
Superciliary 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, led over 1f out, held on gamely, won at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep beating Katie Gale (8-1) by hd, 10 ran.
It's A Girl Thing (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, always behind, ridden and struggling over 3f out, never on terms, last of 8, 20l behind McConnell (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f Apprentice Selling Handicap (0-65) (3yo+) (6) gs in Sep.
Cabuchon (GER) 7-2fav (8-13) Held up towards rear, steady headway on inside over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, ridden out, won at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep beating Glens Wobbly (8-7) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Bondi Mist (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Always in rear, pushed along and struggling before halfway, tailed off, 9th of 12, 21l behind Grayswood (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Grandiloquent 10-1 (9-4) Held up behind, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 12l behind Vittachi (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Bold Citizen (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Always behind, 8th of 9, 12l behind Martian (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Happy Families 25-1 (8-9) Led, headed 2f out, headed over 1f out, ridden and weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 11, 7l behind Halling's Treasure (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Tarcked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Laser Blazer (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Aiyana 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, chase clear winner over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Lady Of Yue (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Parsons Green 50-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, weakened over 5f out, eased over 3f out, last of 10, well behind Superciliary (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.