Hall of Fame can land this at the expense of Royal Guest and Book of Facts. The selection ran with credit on his debut and can come on for the experience. His flat form was encouraging and he has a positive jockey booking so if putting that experience to good use then he has to go very close. Royal Guest was moderate on the flat but did catch the eye at Kempton last time out when second to Under Fire over a mile. Having said that stamina has to be a question mark. Book of Facts won on the flat last year but has shown very little since but any market support should be noted. So for the winner we return to Hall of Fame.
Ardmaddy (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no headway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Hatton Flight (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Oct (Flat).
Art of Being (IRE) 200-1 (10-7) Held up in rear and keen, struggling from 3rd, tailed off when pulled up 4 out in race won by Mamlook (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f 3yo mdn hdl (4) gd in Nov, 10 ran.
Book of Facts (FR) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 13l behind Coppergirl (8-7) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo sll (6) gf in Jul (Flat).
Cavendish 11-1 (9-11) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Blue Hedges (10-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f amt hcp (5) pol in Nov (Flat).
Hall of Fame 7-1 (10-12) Held up, ridden and headway after 3 out, one pace from 2 out, 4th of 8, 6l behind Approved Force (10-12) at Leicester 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gs in Nov.
Royal Guest 8-1 (8-10) Steady start held up towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 13, hd behind Under Fire (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Nov (Flat).
Safe Investment (USA) 50-1 (10-9) Pulled hard mid-division, headway 3 out, weakened next, 5th of 10, 37l behind Dr McFab (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Title Deed (USA) 20-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 13l behind Kindlelight Blue (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov (Flat).
For Eileen 50-1 (10-1) Tracked leaders, weakened quickly after 4th, 8th of 12, 40l behind Strikeen (10-12) at Stratford 2m 3yo nov hdl (3) gd in Aug.
Kassuta 20-1 (9-9) Keen, in touch, ridden after 3 out, weakened after 2 out, 3rd of 10, 13l behind Dr McFab (11-5) at Fakenham 2m 3yo nov hdl (4) gd in Nov.
Little Hotpotch 66-1 (8-12) Led after 1f, headed 6f out, weakened over 4f out, 13th of 14, 15l behind Bernabeu (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f Stks (41-45) (7) pol in Nov (Flat).
Tia Jade 100-1 (8-1) Always behind, ridden and struggling 3f out, last of 13, 24l behind Magic Glade (9-5) at W'hampton 6f clm (6) pol in Nov (Flat).
Artistic Liason 100-1 (8-13) Held up, pushed along over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 32l behind Four Tel (9-3) at W'hampton 7f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Sept (Flat).
Etoile d'Or (IRE) 20-1 (10-0) Led, headed before 2 out, weakened quickly, 6th of 8, 28l behind Lemon Silk (10-9) at Sandown 2m 3yo nov hdl (3) gd in Nov.