THEOLA can give Mark Thompkins back-to-back wins in the race. She was outclassed at Goodwood last time out but this more conventional track will be in her favour, having won here over a longer trip in October. Catterick specialist Bergonzi looks more interesting than Beat The Shower in the battle of the hat-trick seekers, whilst Simonside and Ceoil An Aith are respected gallopers. Markington is not done with yet (another to disappoint at Goodwood), whilst of the whole host of recent winners it is Satwa Gold who is respected most.
Aurorian (IRE) 12-1 (9-8) Held up last, headway on inside 4f out, chased winner 2f out, soon ridden and hung left, no impression, clear 2nd best, 2nd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Chilly Filly (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Callisto Moon 25-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 15, 26l behind Film Festival (8-11) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Wicked Daze (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Led, ridden well over 1f out, soon hard pressed, kept on under pressure until headed and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Hawk Mountain (8-7) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Satwa Gold (USA) 10-3fav (9-6) Held up intouch, went 3rd 4f out, joined leaders going well 2f out, shaken up to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug beating Alnwick (9-4) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Bergonzi (IRE) 7-4fav (9-11) Soon led, made rest, ridden entering final furlong, held on well, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Sir Royal (9-9) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Theola (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Never travelling early stages and driven at various stages in rear, effort on wide outside and driven 3f out, no real impression when hung right and bumped inside final 2f, 10th of 20, 14l behind Ghimaar (9-7) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jul.
Arab League (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Chased leader and clear of rest, led 3f out, ridden clear inside final 2f, ran on well, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Lombok (9-10) by 9l, 13 ran.
Markington 17-2 (8-11) Mid-division, effort on outside 3f out, no impression over 2f out, 12th of 20, 16l behind Ghimaar (9-7) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gd in Jul.
The Last Alzao (IRE) 14-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 14, 18l behind Hawk Mountain (8-7) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Hawridge King 5-2fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, headway over 3f out, led well over 2f out, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Seventh Hill (9-7) by 2l, 7 ran.
Ceoil An Aith (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leader until over 4f out, ridden, hung left and every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Mujdeya (9-4) at Ffos Las 1m 4f flls hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Abayaan 7-2 (9-7) Led after 2f, driven and headed over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened 1f out, 6th of 7, 22l behind Beat The Shower (8-6) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Rare Ruby (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, pushed along over 5f out, outpaced over 3f out, ridden to chase leaders 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to go 3rd post, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Keenes Day (10-0) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Simonside 6-5fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 10f out, driven over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug beating Rosewin (8-13) by 7l, 3 ran.
Beat The Shower 9-2 (8-6) Held up in 5th, driven and headway 5f out, chased leading pair over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug beating Royal Trooper (9-1) by nk, 7 ran.