A really tight handicap with only 3lb separating the field. But a couple stand out on recent form including Scottish Glen, who drops down a grade after finishing fourth at Kempton. However, DUKE OF DESTINY may just edge this on the evidence of his recent short-head defeat over track and trip and Ed Walker's charge gets the nod. Lunette has been running well over 7f though both wins have come on the Turf and Lady Bayside has looked in the handicapper's grip since scoring at Chepstow in June. Maria's Choice continues to slide down the weights but has yet to show any sign of taking advantage.
Scottish Glen 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, good headway on wide outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 3l behind Mr David (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Young Dottie 20-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out until over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened well over 1f out, 10th of 12, 15l behind Omar Khayyam (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Duke Of Destiny (IRE) 5-1fav (9-2) Close up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, shd behind The Great Gabrial (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Rezwaan 33-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 11th of 12, 19l behind Cayuga (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Living Leader 20-1 (9-9) In rear when injured and pulled up over 3f out, in a race won by Cape Samba (9-5) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct, 14 ran.
Maria's Choice (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Azrag (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Al Raqeeb (IRE) 66-1 (8-9) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 15, well behind First Post (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Storm Runner (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Held up and off the pace, no progress final 2f, 11th of 13, 13l behind The Mongoose (9-8) at Salisbury 7f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Lady Bayside 20-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders on outside, went 2nd well over 1f out, no impression when ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened and lost close home, 4th of 9, 2l behind Capella's Song (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct.
Simply Shining (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 6l behind Coincidently (8-5) at Musselburgh 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Sep.
Lunette (IRE) 4-1 (8-8) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/4l behind Mystical Sapphire (9-5) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Waverunner 8-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 7, 10l behind Grendisar (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.