Came Back can land the prize here at the main expense of Punching and Chatshow. The selection is a course and distance winner and he was a close second behind Sweet Pickle here last time when he was only beaten a neck. He is best when allowed to dominate and he should be allowed to do that from stall 6 and now that he has found a bit of form again he can get his head in front. Punching is an improving type but he had the race run to suit over this course and distance last time when he beat Littledodayno. He can go well again but he is unlikely to get such a soft lead on this occasion and for that reason he may have to settle for a minor role. Chatshow likes to come from off the pace so he will be doing his best work at the finidh, but he will need a bit of luck in running if he is to get his head in front from stall 13. Megalo Maniac is another that has not been done any favours by the draw and this course and distance winner again looks worth taking on. All of which returns us to Came Back as the one to beat.
Jord (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Soon chasing leader, every chance 2f out, driven over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 2l behind Wolf River (9-5) at Lingfield 6f 3yo app hcp (5) pol in Sept.
Ken's Girl 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind For Life (8-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Megalo Maniac 7-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 14, 8l behind Spinning (8-13) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Metal Guru 22-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Cornus (9-10) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Norcroft 14-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 16, 8l behind Memphis Man (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Oct.
Came Back (IRE) 11-4fav (8-10) Soon led, ridden when headed close home, 2nd of 10, nk behind Sweet Pickle (9-2) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bungie 66-1 (8-13) Chased leaders centre, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 8l behind El Potro (8-9) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Mistral Sky 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, not much room on inside and lost place over 3f out, behind after, 10th of 11, 9l behind Figaro Flyer (9-0) at W'hampton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Charlotte Grey 20-1 (8-12) Behind, stayed on from over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Ebraam (9-2) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Chatshow (USA) 16-1 (8-10) Held up, headway stand side over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 1l behind Calabaza (8-8) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Punching 16-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden clear approaching final furlong, kept on well, won at W'hampton 6f hcp (6) pol beating Littledodayno (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Kindallachan 16-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, never in contention, 8th of 11, 5l behind Willhewiz (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Inka Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3l behind The City Kid (9-4) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.