Renegotiate went close in a similar event over a longer trip here last month and has solid claims. He still has a bit to find with PURPLE 'N GOLD on these terms, however. The latter ran poorly after making a winning reappearance at Yarmouth but has been off the track since July and that should have freshened him up. Anychanceofabirdie has failed to build on a debut third at Redcar back in May and Chepstow winner Shomberg has it all to do at the weights.
Renegotiate 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, lost place after 3f, ridden and hung right when effort over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Spartan Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Anychanceofabirdie (USA) 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 27l behind Wildomar (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Oct.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 9-2 (8-6) Chased leaders on outside, driven and outpaced when hung right 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 17l behind Rossetti (9-1) at Salisbury 1m Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (5) fm in Jul.
Shomberg 20-1 (10-4) Behind, headway near side over and ridden 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 17, 12l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.