Gravitational only won a maiden race at Yarmouth last time but is not easily dismissed on his earlier placed efforts in handicaps. Marmalady is up another 6lb for completing a hat-trick over 5f at Bath and it could pay to stick with JOEY'S DESTINY in this. He's been raised only 3lb after wins in similar company at Leicester and Goodwood and George Baker's charge looks to have every chance of recording a treble. Secret Missile's three wins to date have been over the minimum trip and The Dark Wizard and Novellen Lad make more appeal.
Secret Missile 10-1 (9-4) Slowly away, outpaced, 10th of 12, 8l behind Dangerous Age (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Gravitational (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) In touch towards rear, switched right over 1f out, headway to lead inside final furlong, pushed out, won at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Sep beating It Must Be Faith (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Joey's Destiny (IRE) 5-1fav (8-13) Raced wide in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged left and stayed on to lead final strides, won at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep beating Dilgura (8-10) by ns, 13 ran.
Marmalady (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Went right start, chased leaders on outside, headway travelling well 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep beating Vallarta (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Tagula Night (IRE) 9-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Strictly Silca 14-1 (9-6) Mid-division near side, headway 2f out, driven over 1f out, soon beaten, 10th of 13, 6l behind Whipper Snapper (9-2) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 7th of 13, 3l behind Joey's Destiny (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Gatepost (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along halfway, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 12l behind Cruise Tothelimit (9-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Pea Shooter 20-1 (8-13) Always towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 13, 12l behind Cruise Tothelimit (9-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
The Dark Wizard (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on, never troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Jubilee Brig 4-1 (8-11) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Trinityelitedotcom (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Ginzan 7-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden and every chance when rider dropped whip over 1f out, no extra in 4th inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Maglietta Fina (9-5) at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
The Tichborne (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 11l behind Footstepsintherain (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Broke smartly tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind B Fifty Two (9-5) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.