GLOW STAR, Orpsie Boy and Autumn Blades make most appeal here and the vote goes to Glow Star. The selection is having only his fourth run on the all-weather and he got carried wide at Lingfield last time which didn't help his chance. He won't mind this drop in trip and from a good draw he can open his account on the Polytrack. Orpsie Boy is even better drawn and he would have a big chance on his best form, but he is better over 6f and on that basis we will give him the swerve this afternoon. Autumn Blades has won over the course and distance and he has dropped a pound after going close at Southwell earlier in the month. He is entitled to be in the shake-up, along with Indian Skipper who won well here two starts ago. The low draw will make if difficult for Vhujon to win, and in a race where plenty have chances, we will nominate Glow Star to shine brightest.
Wigram's Turn (USA) 10-1 (8-7) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 13, 4l behind Elna Bright (8-8) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-100 (2) pol.
Esprit de Midas 9-1 (8-6) Tracked leading pair, pushed along halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Felday (8-8) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-100 (2) fbs in Dec.
Orpsie Boy (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Held up over 3f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Tourist (8-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Glow Star (SAF) 10-3fav (8-11) Held up towards rear, wide and headway entering final 2f, carried slightly right over 1f out, driven and stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Falcativ (8-11) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Dec.
Autumn Blades (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, pushed along on outside halfway, effort and ridden over 1f out, no impression when hung left inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Harlech Castle (9-3) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs.
Indian Skipper (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leading pair early, 3rd and came wide into straight, 3rd and held near finish, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Arganil (9-2) at Lingfield 6f cnd stks (4yo+) (3) pol.
Seasider 10-1 (8-6) Raced stands side, towards rear, edged right and weakened over 2f out, 21st of 29, 21l behind Giganticus (8-12) at Royal Ascot 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jun.
Seek The Fair Land 5-2fav (9-0) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along to chase leader over 2f out until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Indian Skipper (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Vhujon (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Billy Red (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Keen, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, unable to quicken towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Credit Swap (9-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Red Somerset (USA) 8-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 10th of 11, 9l behind Winter Fever (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Tamasou (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, chased winner final furlong until not quicken final 50 yards, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Totally Focussed (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Vintage (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, chased leaders until weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Indian Skipper (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.