A few of these have a similar level of form including Aerodynamic, who was placed in a couple of turf races last month and Pipers Piping, who has shown a bit more on the Polytrack of late. Fortunate Bid is another capable of winning in this grade when on song and Yanbu arrives on the back of a solid effort over a longer trip at Newmarket. GALLOPING MINISTER is less exposed than most here and there should be more to come from him after finishing fourth over C&D on his latest start. Tom Dascombe's charge gets the vote.
Aerodynamic (IRE) 2-1fav (9-10) Raced wide held up, headway to track leaders approaching 3f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Funky Munky (8-12) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy in Oct.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Behind, hung left over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 10, 4l behind Beautiful Lando (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Pipers Piping (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 1l behind Berbice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Carrie's Magic 25-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, kept on final furlong, 9th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Half A Crown (9-4) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Galloping Minister (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In touch, chased leaders over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Know No Fear (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Silly Billy (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 8l behind Bavarian Princess (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Yanbu (USA) 66-1 (8-2) Raced stand side, tracked leader, led overall over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Swiftly Done (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Gala Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Led and keen, ridden inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 4th of 12, 1/2l behind Berbice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol.
Tawseef (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 41l behind Love Your Looks (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Fluctuation (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, effort when hampered inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Memphis Man (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Lady Deanie (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 19l behind Stylistickhill (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Meydan Style (USA) 11-1 (8-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 8l behind Belle Park (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Oct.