This could concern recent winners By Storm and Silver Mont, with the last named just getting the verdict, Revolve may do best of the rest. The selection displayed improved form when dropped to a mile at Southwell last time, smoothly beating a similar field to today's. He was always comfortably holding the runner up and with the extra distance not a problem he should make it back to back victories. By Storm landed a Nottingham seller on softish ground last time, relishing the step up to this trip. She hasn't really proven herself on the all-weather but does appear to have improved and should be involved in the finish. Revolve landed a couple of weak contests earlier in the year and hasn't done too badly since. This one should be capable of fighting for some place money. Justcallmehandsome always warrants respect at this level, but Silver Mont does look to be progressing and he gets our vote.
Justcallmehandsome 13-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, edged right 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, soon hung left and no impression, 2nd of 14, 7l behind Kirkhammerton (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3f banded stk (7) fbs.
Revolve 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, one pace, 4th of 12, 4l behind Glendale (9-8) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Ballare (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 20l behind At The Helm (8-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f sll (6) pol in Sept.
Kinsman (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Raced wide, held up behind, stayed on under pressure final 2f, not trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Wanna Shout (9-1) at Kempton 1m banded stk (7) pol in May.
Milk And Sultana 13-2 (8-10) Behind, until moderate effort on far rail over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 7l behind Makai (8-8) at Brighton 1m 2f sll hcp (6) gs.
Wood Fern (UAE) 22-1 (8-4) Mid-division, headway 3f out, led 1f out, headed close home, 3rd of 14, nk behind Good Article (9-9) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) frm in Sept.
Catherines Cafe (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Raced centre, chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 16, 6l behind Bodden Bay (8-10) at Leicester 7f sll hcp (6) gs.
Silver Mont (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Held up, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, driven out, won at Southwell 1m banded stk (7) fbs beating Machhapuchhare (8-11) by 1l, 14 ran.