AUTUMN BLADES is the highest rated and has joined Ruth Carr after running well below par in both starts earlier this season. The C&D winner may well return to form dropping down to this level back on the Fibresand and he gets the nod. Salerosa hasn't won since taking this race last year but has claims on today's terms and the same comment applies to Mi Regalo if he handles the surface. Brio bounced back when winning a seller on the turf last month, but has a bit to find at the weights with the likes of Boy The Bell and Lovelace.
Lesley's Choice 25-1 (9-11) Always in rear, last of 11, 21l behind Lucky Art (8-12) at Kempton 5f clm stks (5) pol in Oct.
Jobe (USA) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Marvellous Value (9-6) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, always behind,, last of 13, 18l behind Primaeval (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Golden Creek (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 13l behind Opus Maximus (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Hits Only Jude (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 46l behind Funky Munky (8-12) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Lovelace 4-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, no extra and headed last 50 yards, 4th of 8, 1l behind Flowing Cape (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Bahri Beat (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Slowly away, ran green in rear, tailed off over 3f out, 8th of 9, 26l behind Face The Future (8-12) at Southwell 7f 2yo sell stks (6) fbs in Nov '10.
Boy The Bell 9-2 (8-9) Held up towards rear and keen, pushed along over 3f out, one pace, 6th of 9, 5l behind Tiger Webb (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd.
Watch Chain (IRE) 14-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 11, 4l behind Il Battista (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Le Reveur 66-1 (8-10) Always behind, tailed off over 2f out, last of 10, well behind Zafeen's Pearl (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Brio 12-1 (8-10) Raced close to stands rail, made virtually all, ridden and in command over 1f out,, ran on well, won at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd in Oct beating Dimaire (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Jibouti (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 27l behind Cativo Cavallino (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Oct.
Mi Regalo 6-1 (9-7) Alwayd in rear, stumbled 3f out, 8th of 9, 6l behind Grandmas Dream (9-2) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Oct.
Salerosa (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Toook keen hold, raced wide chasing leaders, wide and outpaced straight, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 8l behind Fleetwoodsands (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f app clm stks (6) pol in Jun.