LODI looks good enough to land the finale while both Autumn Blades and Sweet Gale are others to consider. The selection has never been the easiest to win with but has been running well of late. He caught the eye after finishing second to Arteus at Folkestone last time out and if he can recapture that form he is sure to be in the shake-up once again. Autumn Blades runs off the same mark as he did while winning at Brighton last time out. His jockey David Probert is still in contention for the apprentice jockey championship so he is guaranteed to get every assistance form the saddle. Sweet Gale won off a mark of 65 back in June but has been winless ever since. She has however slipped down the ratings as a consequence and has to be respected off her current mark.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 11-8 (9-3) Prominent, tracked leader over 4f out, challenged on bit 2f out, shaken up and hung left over 1f out, pushed into lead near finish, won at Brighton 7f clm stks (6) gf in Sep beating Royal Challenge (8-5) by hd, 5 ran.
Lodi (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, effort to squeeze between horses over 1f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Arteus (8-13) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Dvinsky (USA) 12-1 (9-1) Chased leaders until ridden and weakened final 1f, 8th of 13, 5l behind Green Park (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Ivory Lace 10-1 (8-11) In touch on outside, headway under pressure over 2f out, driven and weakened inside final 2f, last of 7, 5l behind Balata (9-0) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Eastern Gift 25-1 (9-7) Always behind, last of 12, 21l behind Handsome Falcon (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden approaching final furlong, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Wigram's Turn (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Musical Script (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Held up on outside, headway 3f out, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Billy Red (8-13) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Expensive Problem 14-1 (9-5) Awkward start, in rear, hampered over 1f out, 13th of 14, 14l behind Sarah Park (9-9) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Shaded Edge 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, raced keenly, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Santefisio (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Billberry 5-1 (9-4) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Trade Centre (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 8l behind Kiss A Prince (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Chosen Son (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Steadied start, pulled hard, mid-division, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, ran on, not reached leaders, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Tamasou (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.