Summerinthecity will need to improve on his earlier efforts over 7f to get involved while the inconsistent C&D winners Cockney Dancer and Lucky Dan will need one of their going days to figure. Fabled City has a shout on September's win at Epsom despite a 7lb rise but RESTAURATEUR has got his act together now. He recorded a cosy victory over track and trip last month and can follow-up. Divine Call and Showboating have been running well over 6f of late but Dubai Hills has done all his winning on the all-weather at Southwell.
Dubai Hills 25-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, never near leaders, 7th of 9, 7l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (9-3) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Albaqaa 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, headway when not much room over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 14, 5l behind Santefisio (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Fred Willetts (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Prominent, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Song Of Parkes (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Summerinthecity (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch, headway 2f out, riidden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Prodigality (8-11) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Cockney Dancer 16-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and hung left over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Muarrab (9-4) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Divine Call 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders, approaching final furlong, never on terms, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ashpan Sam (9-3) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Fabled City (USA) 13-2 (8-5) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd under strong pressure over 1f out, hung left final 100 yards, led post, won at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating Shifting Star (8-8) by shd, 12 ran.
Showboating (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, not much room when making headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Midnight Rider (9-7) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Fathsta (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Dwelt held up, ridden 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Beat The Bell (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Restaurateur (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, led inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Hometown Glory (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Lucky Dan (IRE) 11-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 9l behind Beat The Bell (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Jungle Bay 28-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Midnight Rider (9-7) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) sft in Oct.