CAVENDISH ROAD tops the shortlist here, that also consists of Pha Mai Blue and Sullenberger. Willie Muir's gelding races off a mark of 69 today, which admittedly is 6lb above his highest winning mark to date. However he ran well off a pound lower last time out at Brighton and having run well here before, the son of Bachelor Duke is fancied to gain his fifth career success. The handicapper seems to have forgotten about Warrior Nation as he should be much lower following two abhorrent runs, Sunny Future ran well in defeat last time out at Bath, whilst all of Sonny Parkin's best efforts have come on the July course at Newmarket. The consistent Sullenberger is once again unlikely to be far away, Ugenius has never won over this far, whilst Izzibizzi looks attractively handicapped and shaped with more promise last time out at Kempton. The course winners Pha Mai Blue and Yellow Printer are yet two more to consider, however in what looks an open race, it is Cavendish Road who gets the nod.
Yellow Printer 16-1 (9-3) Dwelt, raced on outer and soon close up in 4th, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Hawaana (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Spiritual Art 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Kuanyao (8-9) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Pha Mai Blue 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Miss Sophisticat (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Izzibizzi 15-2 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Millfield (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Ugenius 7-1 (8-12) Always behind, 9th of 14, 17l behind Salerosa (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Sep.
Cavendish Road (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, hard ridden 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reach winner, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind You've Been Mowed (8-4) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Warrior Nation (FR) 100-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, never better than mid-division, well behind over 2f out, last of 12, 31l behind Sham Sheer (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sunny Future (IRE) 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out ridden and headed over 2f out chased leader, until inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Spring Secret (8-13) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Sonny Parkin 25-1 (8-9) Always behind, 6th of 8, 12l behind Arizona John (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Marmooq 14-1 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 17l behind Red Suede Shoes (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Sullenberger (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Vamos (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Colangnik (USA) 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, driven along on outside 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 11l behind Global Conquest (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.