Any number of these have claims including recent maiden winners Howz The Family and Longton. Madame Mirasol's victory at Southwell was a big improvement on her earlier efforts which suggests the Fibresand surface may have been responsible while Killing Time went close on the Polytrack last month. Rudi Five One acquitted himself well in better company last time but a speculative vote goes the way of ZUGZWANG, as he's expected to show further progress over this longer trip having gone close at Kempton earlier in the month.
Rudi Five One (FR) 12-1 (8-2) Dwelt in touch in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Safety Check (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Zugzwang (IRE) 3-1 (8-12) Went right start, mid-division, ridden over 2f out, edged left and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Tides Reach (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Inevitable 15-2 (9-5) Disputed lead until ridden approaching final furlong, no extra, 4th of 6, 4l behind Mr Gallivanter (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Placidia (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon hung right, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Queen's Prize (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Sep.
Howz The Family (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Made all, hard driven when strongly challenged over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Jun beating Queen Of The Tarts (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
The Alamo (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Tracked winner, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 7l behind Safety Check (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Longton 15-8fav (9-5) Pressed leader, led inside final 2f, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, clear when edged right towards finish, won at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug beating Arrowzone (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Lucky Visione 16-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, syayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Top Dollar (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Full Day 2-1fav (9-5) Held up behind, driven over 2f out, kept on under pressure on outside final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 8, 9l behind Top Dollar (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Madame Mirasol (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Pressed leader until led 2f out, pushed clear over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Southwell 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Aug beating Cabaan (9-7) by 8l, 9 ran.
Killing Time (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) In touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Morally Bankrupt (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Enfys Hud 66-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, headway on inside over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Dynaglow (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo stks (4) gd in Sep.
Shimba Hills 9-1 (8-2) Held up behind, ridden over 2f out, went 4th over 1f out, never dangerous, 4th of 6, 17l behind Greed Is Good (9-4) at Ripon 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Jersey Royal 10-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden well over 1f out, kept on same pace and no threat, went 4th final strides, 4th of 12, 6l behind Master Dancer (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2yo mdn (5) gd.