We end things with a open looking handicap and although we like the look of King Of Defence after his success last time we're going to bank on this longer trip helping MUSICAL SCRIPT to get home, after looking good in the finish last time, and Cativo Cavallino should also feature. A course and distance winner in the past the pick was finishing strongly over a shorter trip here on his latest run. He beat home a subsequent winner that day and off the same mark he might just have enough track this time to get home in front. King Of Defence also stayed on nicely to land victory against similar opposition last time out. His four pounds mark rise seems fair enough and in his current mood can't be ignored. Cativo Cavallino is weighted to be closer to the selection after finding that one too good on their last meeting he also goes well at this venue. Fault looks in need of a ratings reprieve despite only being two pounds heavier than his last win so if finishing as well as he did last time Musical Script should make good use of the extra yardage.
Fault 5-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, effort on outside and forced to come very wide on home turn, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Sister Clement (9-6) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lord Fidelio (IRE) 10-1 (9-13) Towards rear, ridden and late progress, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Cape Melody (10-0) at Chepstow 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
King of Defence 11-8fav (9-1) Dwelt, soon mid-division, headway on inside when hampered over 2f out, soon switched left, ridden and stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct beating Fly By Nelly (9-0) by 1l, 11 ran.
Musical Script (USA) 15-2 (9-4) Switched right start, held up in rear, headway on inside 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Speak The Truth (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Woolston Ferry (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Tourist (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Cativo Cavallino 15-2 (9-2) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind King Of Defence (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Speak The Truth (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Fernando Torres 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 13, 12l behind Allformary (8-13) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Goodbye Cash (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride and not much room start, behind, not clear run and switched right 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly to chase winner well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Tudor Prince (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
One Cool Kitty 16-1 (9-2) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 8l behind Mayoman (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Leelu 9-2fav (9-0) Led, kept narrow advantage when pressed from over 1f out, headed final 150 yards, weakened towards finish, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Eliza Doolittle (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Freeing 13-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, not clear run 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Miss Frangipane (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.