Ex Oriente has claims on his best form of last season but has yet to race in soft ground. Aldwick Bay won this last year off a 10lb higher mark but arrives out of sorts while Lybica and Vital Evidence are others who may struggle in the prevailing ground. Unison, Presburg and Ace Of Valhalla all act on today's surface but it could pay to stick with BREAKING THE BANK. The latter landed a double over track and trip earlier in the year and won a claimer in good style at Salisbury last time.
Ex Oriente (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, last and struggling straight, never a factor, 9th of 10, 16l behind Weapon Of Choice (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Breaking The Bank 13-8fav (9-8) Tracked leader, driven forward to lead over 5f out, hard driven over 2f out, kept on under pressure, all out, won at Salisbury 1m 2f clm stks (5) hvy beating Hipster (8-12) by 3l, 4 ran.
Carry On Sydney 10-1 (8-10) In touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 18l behind Tahaamah (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Ace Of Valhalla 8-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 27l behind Autun (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Presburg (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Started very slowly, behind, some late headway, never nearer, 8th of 13, 12l behind San Cassiano (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Takeitfromalady (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leading pair, pushed along over 3f out, driven and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 7l behind She's Late (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Starwatch 50-1 (8-10) Dwelt and pushed left start, held up in last pair, some headway on wide outside over 1f out, never a threat, 9th of 11, 6l behind She's Late (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Vital Evidence (USA) 8-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 7l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, never a factor, last of 11, 11l behind She's Late (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Dellbuoy 14-1 (9-2) Slow into stride always in rear, last of 10, 20l behind First Post (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Lybica (IRE) 4-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating Landau (9-0) by nk, 14 ran.
Unison (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Always towards rear and never involved, last of 7, 11l behind Madame Elizabeth (8-8) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.