TIME MEDICEAN is the choice in a tough handicap as he was running well from higher marks at this time last year and looked an unlucky loser when runner-up to The Strig at Sandown last month. Rock On Candy has to be a big threat as she's won three of her last four, all on ground with plenty of give, and she doesn't appear to have stopped winning just yet. Steel Rain has won six times, almost all on ground with some give, but he's 10lb higher than his last success on this track in August. Ace Master and George Fenton won last time out with preference for the former, whose victory came over this course and distance on heavy going.
Foxtrot Jubilee (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 22l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Millkwood 14-1 (8-11) Behind, driven over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Cheveton (9-0) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Apricot Sky 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Joey's Destiny (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
George Fenton 4-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol beating Electric Qatar (9-10) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Threave 4-1 (9-7) Led, headed over 2f out, chased leaders, slightly outpaced over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Waseem Faris (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Rock On Candy 7-4fav (9-10) Made all, hard driven over 1f out, ran on well, won at Ffos Las 5f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug beating Shirley's Pride (9-7) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Time Medicean 20-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind The Strig (9-4) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Steel Rain 11-10fav (8-10) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Elusive Hawk (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 18l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Saga Lout 1-2fav (8-13) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Red Cape (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jul.
Cardinal 5-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, headway centre 2f out, chasing leaders and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Waseem Faris (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on outside, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind R Woody (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Shawkantango 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Rambo Will (9-1) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Beau Amadeus (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, led over 4f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 10l behind Fanoos (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Ace Master 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd and ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating New Decade (9-5) by 1/2l, 15 ran.