None of these can be completely dismissed but JUBILEE GAMES may just have the edge. He's already a winner in heavy ground and went close again over 7f at Chester on his latest start. Exzachary won his maiden in testing going at Hamilton and though Kolonel Kirkup won on a fast surface he wasn't far away in heavy at Ayr last time. Storma Norma has been placed in slow ground but George Rooke, Sylvia Pankurst and Wellingrove have something to prove in the underfoot conditions.
George Rooke (IRE) 5-6fav (9-3) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, rallied to lead last strides, won at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Khelman (9-0) by hd, 7 ran.
Jubilee Games 8-1 (8-12) Close up, pushed along over 2f, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, not trouble winner, 2nd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Sennockian Star (8-1) at Chester 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Exzachary 8-1 (9-3) Soon with leader, edged right over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led last 100 yards, held on well, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep beating Fraserburgh (9-3) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Kolonel Kirkup 4-1 (8-1) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Top Notch Tonto (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2yo hcp (2) hvy in Sep.
Sylvia Pankhurst (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden in moderate 10th 2f out, no impression in 8th 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 8l behind Three Sea Captains (9-6) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo aut hvy in Sep.
Wellingrove (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Tamayuz Star (8-11) at Newmarket 6f 2yo aut (2) gf in Sep.
Storma Norma 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, unable to get on terms, last of 4, 3 1/2l behind Lilbourne Eliza (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo stks (4) hvy in Sep.