Three of these stand out on official figures. Eltifaat has failed to match his promising debut run at Kempton in a couple of starts since while Mexican Mick split a couple of distinctly modest efforts with a good run at Doncaster in July. SAFARJAL is more exposed than both of the above but went very close at Nottingham last month and her fifth in the Cheshire Oaks early in the season shouldn't be forgotten. She gets the vote with Queen Of Skies and Guest Of Honour looking best of the rest.
Lord Golan 100-1 (9-0) Always behind, tailed off, 9th of 10, 38l behind Novirak (9-3) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep '11.
Aureolin Gulf 80-1 (9-5) Steadied start always in rear, 9th of 11, 11l behind Twenty One Choice (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Eltifaat (IRE) 9-4 (9-3) Raced wide held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 4th of 12, 4l behind All Time (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Guest of Honour (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, 5th of 11, 15l behind A'juba (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Mexican Mick 4-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 10, 12l behind An Cat Dubh (9-3) at Chester 7f mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Colamandis 80-1 (8-7) Always behind, 9th of 11, 5l behind Yungaburra (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Fashion Flow 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 2f out, never dnagerous, 7th of 9, 16l behind Four Leaves (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn fll (5) pol.
Silvermine Bay (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Always behind, 13th of 15, 17l behind Lady Bellatrix (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Tropics (9-5) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Safarjal (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Last Fighter (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.