The Grey One has won twice over course and distance at this time of year and has to be respected from tonight's mark but preference is for the less exposed CONFRONTATION. The David Simcock-trained selection started handicapping from a mark of 65 at Kempton last time when he was not asked too many questions, and he will appreciate the better part of another furlong and a 3lb drop, so we will side with him. Royal Willy would be interesting if backed, while Yourgolftravel Com made the frame here for the first time on the Polytrack last month and is not ruled out. Just Timmy Marcus is weighted to get competitive.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden and headway on outer over 1f out, led inside final furlong, soon headed, kept on, 2nd of 12, nk behind Bakongo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Just Timmy Marcus 9-2 (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, headway 2f out, effort inside final furlong, soon edged right and one pace, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind So Surreal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Rascal In The Mix (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, effort over 1f out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 13, 10l behind Mazamorra (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Beat Up 6-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 5l behind Bakongo (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, driven and headway 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind April Fool (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Powerful Pierre 12-1 (9-2) Keen, held up, not trouble leaders, 7th of 11, 5l behind Sir Bruno (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Just Jimmy (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway over 5f out, driven over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 10l behind Flipping (8-10) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Abriachan 16-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 7l behind Not My Choice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Royal Willy (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, not clear run from over 2f out until over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 13, 3l behind Cheddar George (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
The Grey One (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders and keen when hampered after 1f, soon towards rear, ridden over 1f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 7l behind Aviso (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Yourgolftravel Com 5-1 (9-9) Held up in last, headway entering final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Woolston Ferry (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Confrontation 40-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden and edged right over 2f out, outpaced by front pair over 1f out, lost 3rd post, 4th of 8, 7l behind True To Form (8-4) at Kempton 1m 3yo app hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
La Columbina 8-1 (8-2) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Touch of Style (9-1) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.