King Of The Moors won well at Musselburgh last time and has won two of his last three starts but Richard Guest's gelding has a penalty to carry for that latest win in claiming company so he looks worth taking on in this better race with preference for MAGROOM, who gets the verdict ahead of Aggravation. David Elsworth's gelding did not seem to take to hurdles at Market Rasen when last seen in August and has to be considered back on the flat off a career low mark. Andrew Balding's Transfer is less exposed than most of these after just nine outings but he needs to improve to get involved at the finish. James Fanshawe's Margarita is similarly lightly raced but she remains a maiden and looks best watched as does Walter Swinburn's similarly unexposed Ibbetson. The safest option looks to be Magroom, who has shown improved form for Ron Hodges of late having only been out of the first two once in his last six starts and he can go one better than last time.
King of The Moors (USA) 13-2 (8-8) Made all, ridden and challenged from over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (4) gf in Sep beating Sunnyside Tom (9-8) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Magroom 7-1 (9-3) Took keen hold early, held up towards rear, headway on outer over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind You've Been Mowed (8-4) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Ibbetson (USA) 5-1 (9-8) Close up, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 11l behind Ela Gorrie Mou (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Transfer 9-1 (9-1) Took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along 3f out and soon struggling, 13th of 14, 10l behind Arachnophobia (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
The Winged Assasin (USA) 66-1 (8-9) Behind, pushed along over 4f out, soon lost touch, last of 9, 18l behind Silverglas (8-12) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Sapphire Prince (USA) 12-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, 12th of 14, 9l behind Regeneration (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Margarita (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Lujano (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Compton Blue 40-1 (8-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 17, 13l behind Glowing Praise (8-13) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Aggravation 9-1 (8-12) Raced far side, in rear, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 15l behind Northern Jem (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Brer Rabbit 8-1 (9-0) Reared start, held up mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Inconspicuous Miss (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Binfield (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) In touch, headway to chase leaders halfway, ridden and every chance 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Magroom (9-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Onenightinlisbon (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) In touch, pushed along on inside 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 6l behind New World Order (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Soul Sista (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Always behind, 10th of 13, 9l behind Ishe Mac (9-3) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.