The betting should give some clue to Mutual Regard's chances as he steps up in trip for his belated seasonal debut. He was well beaten over 7f here last November, however, while Dewala has her first outing since March when runner-up over a mile at this track. SMART AFFAIR has won over the mile trip here and wasn't disgraced when fourth over 1m3f on the Turf in August. She gets the speculative vote with Stag Hill and Pugnacious others who may figure if taking to the surface.
Mutual Regard (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) In rear, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 7, 19l behind Kinloch Castle (9-3) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Nov.
Astroscarlet 9-2 (9-4) Soon led, headed over 9f out, stayed handy, ridden over 3f, soon lost place, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 11, 5l behind Azrag (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Pugnacious (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Held up in touch, ridden along 7f out, outpaced over 4f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 8, 4l behind Jeer (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Dewala 4-1 (8-13) Led, ridden 3f out, headed 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind My New Angel (8-2) at Southwell 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Mar.
Cape Alex 7-1 (9-1) Slow into stride in rear, headway on outer to go in touch 7f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 7l behind Bramshill Lass (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Stag Hill (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) Close up, ridden to chase leading pair entering final 2f, kept on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Norfolk Sky (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Medieval Bishop (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 4f out, one pace final 2f, 6th of 13, 21l behind Authentication (8-6) at Catterick 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Smart Affair 8-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway on outside 5f out, chased winner well over 1f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Tigertoo (7-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Yogic Flyer 40-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 7th of 9, 19l behind Dr Houseman (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Kian's Joy 25-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 14, 43l behind Gosforth Park (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
There's No Rules 25-1 (8-1) Mid-division, driven 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, never troubled leaders, 6th of 13, 7l behind Hawdyerwheesht (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Nowdoro 8-1 (8-4) Mid-division, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Choral Bee (8-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Divine Success (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind Tigertoo (7-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Miss Mohawk (IRE) 100-1 (8-2) Held up in mid-division, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 9th of 13, 24l behind Authentication (8-6) at Catterick 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.