Xinbama has lost his way since landing a double at Epsom during the summer. Modernism makes more appeal off his current mark but a wide draw means he'll need luck in-running. STELLAR EXPRESS has proved better on Turf so far but a chance is taken she'll finally come good on this surface as she can race off an 11lb lower mark. Spring Tonic and Hector's Chance were both below par last time but have a shout on their previous placed efforts and Oratorio's Joy went close in similar company at Wolverhampton last week.
Xinbama (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Never reached beyond mid-division, 8th of 12, 14l behind Omar Khayyam (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Modernism 6-1 (9-0) Led 2f, prominent, challenged 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 13, 3l behind Uphold (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Arabian Star (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 4th of 5, 25l behind Perennial (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks (5) pol.
Standpoint 33-1 (9-7) Slowly away in rear, never on terms, 9th of 12, 15l behind The Great Gabrial (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Stellar Express (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Border Legend (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Fairyinthewind (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Went right start, soon led, 4 lengthes clear over 2f out, headed entering final furlong, faded, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Compton Rainbow (8-9) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
Spring Tonic 14-1 (9-5) Soon led, narrowly headed 9f out, led again 5f out, ridden over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, chased winner until over 1f out, lost modest 3rd and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 10l behind Omar Khayyam (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Hector's Chance 7-2fav (9-7) Slowly away, soon in mid-division, weakened 2f out, 11th of 15, 13l behind Handheld (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Kelpie Blitz (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 7f out, led travelling well over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, close 3rd when carried right over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind Precision Five (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Archie Rice (USA) 33-1 (9-9) Dwelt, held up in rear, never a factor, last of 6, 16l behind Breakheart (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Red Warrior (IRE) 4-5fav (9-2) Mid-division on inside, ridden over 2f out, no impression, well held over 1f out, 7th of 10, 17l behind Dawn Calling (9-5) at Catterick 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Unmoothaj 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt, slowly into stride, in touch, lost place over 2f out, last of 7, 22l behind Lady Pimpernel (9-4) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Oratorio's Joy (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened over 1f out, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Fresa (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
Keep Kicking (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Always behind, 8th of 10, well behind Superciliary (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.