SQUIRE OSBALDESTON ran out a ready winner on the Polytrack on his return from an absence. Lady Cecil's progressive colt should take care of today's more exposed opposition on his handicap debut. Las Verglas Star has every chance having gone close in heavy ground at Nottingham last time and Uphold is not out of this with an apprentice's 7lb allowance in his favour. Raskova could be more consistent but has claims on her best form and is preferred to King Of The Celts on this surface. Most of the remainder look to have had already had enough for the season and are hard to fancy.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 5-1fav (8-9) Mid-division on inside, driven to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden 2f out, stayed on to press winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Tahaamah (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Oct.
Uphold 7-1 (9-10) Took keen hold tracking leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 5l behind I'm Fraam Govan (9-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Squire Osbaldeston (IRE) 5-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd 1f out, quickened to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, easily, won at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Hawker (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 8 ran.
Beedee 33-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Seek Again (9-5) at York 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Hilali (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 19l behind Investment Expert (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Oct.
Creme Anglaise 9-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon beaten, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Singersongwriter (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep.
Stevie Thunder 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 20, 11l behind Running Deer (8-8) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Love Marmalade (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, led after 2f, headed over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 14l behind San Cassiano (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
King Of The Celts (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In touch, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Border Bandit (8-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Raskova (USA) 7-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, edged right to stands side and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 14, 7l behind Kalispell (8-9) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Unison (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, took keen hold, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, 5th of 12, 16l behind Amulet (9-5) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.