Nothing in this handicap jumps off the page so given the open nature of the contest we're chancing on a value choice of MOZAYADA as Clive Birttain's runner is now back to a much more competitive mark while Compton's Eleven is also dangerous at the weights but out of form and Mandarin Spirit is also in our thoughts. Having struggled under high marks since winning over a mile at Thirsk the selection is now weighted at just three pounds above the rating he carried to victory that day. On the pick of his all-weather form he looks very light in the handicap and in this company he looks a leading player. Compton's Eleven is on a long losing run but should be respected now at a new career low rating. Mandarin Spirit showed a spark of form under this burden last time so is respected while Eastern Hills is another looking good at the weights with his jockey removing five pounds from his load. This is a tricky conundrum to solve and Mozayada looks a good value play.
Stellite 14-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 10, 6l behind Malcheek (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Mandarin Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Liberty Island (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Eastern Hills 11-1 (8-13) Behind, headway 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Mujaadel (9-5) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Zabeel Tower 18-1 (8-12) Mid-division, effort on outside over 2f out, ridden and weakened 1f out, 9th of 14, 7l behind Mujaadel (9-5) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Mozayada (USA) 9-1 (9-2) Held up, headway over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 16l behind Mcconnell (9-1) at Southwell 1m fll hcp (4) fbs in Sep.
Compton's Eleven 9-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 6l behind Averoo (8-9) at Leicester 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Lordship (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Steadied start, pulled hard, held up, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 11l behind Truly Asia (9-5) at Bath 1m app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Botham (USA) 20-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, kept on from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 7l behind Social Rhythm (8-10) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Young Gladiator (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, every chance 2f out, hung right over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Carnivore (9-6) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Mission Impossible 33-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 9l behind Diamond Blade (8-5) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Glenluji 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 4l behind Finsbury (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ask Dan (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Led, headed approaching final furlong, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Finsbury (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Nimmy's Special 20-1 (8-8) Close up halfway, one pace, 3rd of 12, 3l behind Future Gem (9-0) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.