DRAWNFROMTHEPAST is the one most likely to run his race and gets the vote on that basis. He has a half-length to make up with today's rival Deerslayer on their running at Wolverhampton in September, but the latter is best at that track and Jamie Osborne's charge can turn the form around here. Le Toreador was well beaten in the same race but landed a double over C&D early this year, while Osiris Way returned to something like his best when second at Kempton last month and is another with claims.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Master Of Disguise (8-5) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Le Toreador 7-1 (9-5) Led until ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, behind and hung left over 1f out, soon eased, last of 11, 26l behind Elna Bright (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-90 (3) pol.
Lesley's Choice 50-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 11th of 14, 19l behind Jobe (9-2) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs.
Deerslayer (USA) 14-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden and outpaced halfway, not troubled leaders, 6th of 8, 6l behind Sugar Beet (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Osiris Way 16-1 (9-8) Mostly chased winner, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Lucky Art (8-12) at Kempton 5f clm stks (5) pol in Oct.
Forty Proof (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on outside well over 1f out, kept on to 3rd inside final furlong, not pace to threaten leading duo, 3rd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Oh So Spicy (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Vitznau (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Dwelt, held up towards rear, effort on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Faithful Ruler (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f sell stks (6) pol.
Emerald Royal 66-1 (9-0) Behind until ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Lucky Royale (9-0) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.