Amoure Medici has been in fine form on this track, scoring over 7f early last month and over the C&D three weeks later. He looks sure to go well again but has an 8lb rise for his latest success to contend with. Salacia won a Yarmouth maiden by seven lengths but didn't run up to that form on a return visit and will need to do better. Solar Spirit hails from a yard in top form and won off a higher mark than this at Catterick in June but it's fellow seven-year-old NOVELLEN LAD who gets the vote. Willie Musson's charge generally keeps much better company than this and the last time he dropped down into this grade he scored on the Polytrack at Lingfield from exactly the same mark.
Khawatim 50-1 (9-1) Chased leaders stand side group, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 16th of 19, 12l behind El Viento (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 10th of 16, 4l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-2) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 14-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 4l behind Rasaman (8-13) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jun.
Amoure Medici 10-3 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Theresnoneedfordat (9-7) by hd, 12 ran.
Sutton Veny (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Raced far side, close up, ridden and weakened final furlong, 9th of 15, 8l behind Medici Time (9-4) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Where's Reiley (USA) 20-1 (9-7) In touch, pushed along and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 4l behind We Have A Dream (8-11) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Arctic Lynx (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, ran on inside final furlong, never going pace to get involved, 6th of 14, 5l behind Edge Closer (8-13) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Taffe 14-1 (9-0) Led, riddena nd headed well over 1f out, soon hung left, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 9l behind Emkanaat (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Solar Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 10th of 15, 6l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Salacia (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to press leader over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Signor Sassi (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 13l behind Ambitious Icarus (8-8) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Haajes 9-2 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 8l behind Jack Luey (9-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep.
Key Ambition 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, led over 4f out, headed over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 9l behind All Or Nothin (9-4) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.