Hoppy's Flyer went close over 7f here last time could figure again but POWERFUL PIERRE is preferred. He found only one too good over track and trip on his penultimate start and should go close with a repeat effort. Gregori could make the frame back on this surface and Diamond Vine has bits of form that entitle him to consideration. Camache Queen has slipped down the weights and may prove best of the rest.
Powerful Pierre 5-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3l behind Excellent Jem (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Legal Bond 11-2 (8-10) Stumbled start, prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 8l behind Lil Sophella (8-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Speightowns Kid (USA) 11-1 (8-10) Outpaced towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 9, 7l behind Excellent Jem (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 14-1 (9-6) Raced wide held up, ridden and headway approaching 2f out, soon chased winner, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Sleek (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Camache Queen (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, never on terms, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Coalburn (8-4) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Sep.
Excellent Addition (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, hung right on bend over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Viennese Verse (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Hamis Al Bin (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway entering final furlong, stayed on, not able to trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind New Rich (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Diamond Vine (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Went right start, outpaced towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Compton Prince (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Greek Spirit (IRE) 9-1 (9-0) Steadied start, took keen hold and held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, not clearest of runs inside final furlong, pushed along and kept on well, nearest finish, 5th of 11, 7l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-12) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Jun.
Outbid 20-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden and effort 2f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 10, 5l behind New Rich (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Gregori (IRE) 3-1fav (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, edged left and headed entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Scarlet Strand (8-7) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug.
One Last Dream 7-2fav (9-3) Early speed near side, lost place before halfway, soon behind, 11th of 13, 11l behind Euroquip Boy (8-0) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Rise To Glory (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no chance with winner when weakened and lost 2 places well inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Father Fred (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.