Shamrock Lady is on the same mark as when popping up in this race last year at 25-1 but we'll award the vote to INTOLERABLE ahead of Hightime Heroine in a typically competitive race. The selection has been off the track since disappointing in July when partnered by an apprentice. He had been progressing nicely prior to that and is given the chance to resume that progress with Seb Sanders back in the saddle. Hightime Heroine has been performing consistently and races from the same mark as when narrowly beaten in a competitive fillies race at Wolverhampton. She should go well again as should Mark Of Meydan who will need things to pan out in front of him given that he's usually held-up. Valatrix is another who has been performing fairly consistently and she could reward each-way support whilst Tamasou looks well drawn for a prominent racer and could try to make all. Trade Centre is yet another to rate a mention in an open race but we're going to side with Intolerable.
Hustle (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) Crossed over from wide to lead over 5f out, kept narrow advantage when pressed from 2f out, headed final 75 yards and lost 2nd final stride, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Arachnophobia (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Alfresco 33-1 (9-2) Held up and keen, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 20l behind Kaolak (10-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
I Confess 10-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Rasaman (9-2) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Trafalgar Square 50-1 (9-4) Switched right start, held up in rear, keeping on one pace in inside when not clearest of runs inside final furlong, 12th of 14, 6l behind Arachnophobia (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Ravi River (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Mabait (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Hightime Heroine (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, headway to lead 1f out, soon ridden, kept on final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 10, ns behind Mabait (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Mark of Meydan 14-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway well over 1f out, soon ridden, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 2nd of 11, nk behind Captain Macarry (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) std in Sep.
Valatrix (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Raced wide, held up, headway on wide outside when bumped 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 7th of 12, 2l behind Broad Cairn (9-8) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Indian Art (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 8l behind The Scorching Wind (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Shamrock Lady (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Chased leading pair, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final 1f, 9th of 11, 5l behind Mujood (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Intolerable (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Slowly away, came wide into straight, always behind, last of 12, 13l behind Arachnophobia (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Tamasou (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Pressed leader, led well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Handsome Falcon (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Trade Centre 10-1 (9-5) Held up and keen, soon with leader, ridden to challenge 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, just held on, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating Millfield (9-6) by hd, 10 ran.
Spiritual Art 33-1 (8-7) Went left start, took keen hold, chased leaders, hard ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 7l behind Santefisio (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.