Today's distance may prove beyond a few of these and that includes recent winner Oratorio's Joy. Cayuga, Rakaan and Aqua Ardens are others with something to prove at 1m2f, but Syncopate scored over track and trip last time and may figure again. Ishikawa should also get involved though he looks high enough in the weights at present, as does Scottish Star. SILVER DIXIE has his first start over the distance since scoring by five lengths at Newmarket back in July. That may well bring out the best in Peter Hedger's charge and he gets the nod in a wide-open contest.
Cayuga 33-1 (8-8) Raced centre until merged with stands' side group 5f out, always in rear, last of 16, 34l behind Haaf A Sixpence (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Nov.
Rakaan (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up in mid-division, not clear run and switched left over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, unable to reach leading pair, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Cruiser (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Scottish Star 7-1 (9-0) Held up and always towards rear, 9th of 13, 12l behind Presburg (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Ishikawa (IRE) 12-1 (7-11) Tracked leaders, hard ridden and effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Solar Deity (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (2) pol in Nov.
Miss Blakeney 25-1 (8-10) Raced keenly, held up in touch, headway 4f out, challenged and every chance on inside 2f out, lost place and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Halfsin (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Nimiety 16-1 (9-4) Took keen hold tracked leader over 1f, tracked leadin gpair, headway to lead briefly 2f out, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Presburg (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Silver Dixie (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Took keen hold, soon in touch on inside, headway on inner over 2f out, chased leaders and every chance 2f out, driven over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 4l behind Presburg (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Oratorio's Joy (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Close up, pressed leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Silly Billy (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Syncopate 7-1 (8-12) Mid-division, switched right and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Perfect Cracker (9-3) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Aqua Ardens (GER) 7-2 (9-6) Close up, headway and wide into straight 2f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Eurystheus (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Timothy T 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, some late progress, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 5l behind The Great Gabrial (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.