Khajaaly got the better of today's rival Ishiadancer over track and trip last time and should confirm the form despite the slightly worse terms. Glenridding, Needwood Ridge and Downhill Skier were all further behind and are hard to fancy, though last month's Newcastle winner Master Of Dance has solid claims. Katy's Secret went close here the last time Kieren Fallon was on board and she looks the one to beat on that form, but a chance is taken on CONROY. He's only 1lb higher than when scoring here last term and a couple of recent runs after a long break should have put him spot on
Salerosa (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Toook keen hold, raced wide chasing leaders, wide and outpaced straight, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 8l behind Fleetwoodsands (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f app clm stks (6) pol in Jun.
Khajaaly (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, tracked leaders and going well over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on well, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating Ishiadancer (9-4) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 25-1 (11-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 38l behind Invincible Hero (11-5) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Master Leon 6-1 (8-13) Rearing in stalls, raced wide in touch, driven on outside over 2f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 11, 15l behind Talent Scout (9-7) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Major Muscari (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon driven in mid-division, lost place over 2f out, behind final furlong, last of 11, 17l behind Another Wise Kid (9-2) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Master Of Dance (IRE) 15-2 (9-10) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Global Village (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Ishiadancer 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to lead final furlong, headed inside final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Khajaaly (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Conry (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 9, 5l behind Eastern Hills (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Katy's Secret 7-2 (8-9) Raced centre, held up, ridden and headway when groups merged over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Darcey (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Needwood Ridge 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, took keen hold, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 9l behind Khajaaly (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Glenridding 9-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Khajaaly (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, soon in rear, never a factor, 10th of 11, 10l behind Khajaaly (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.