Plenty with claims in this. Noguchi went close in a claimer on his first start of the year and has scope for improvement while Cayuga scored on the Turf track here in August and has his first start since. Both Odin and Kaafel ran below par last time but have a good shout on their earlier efforts and Parigino and Sheila's Buddy are others worthy of consideration. However, a punt is taken on topweight EMMA'S GIFT, a C&D winner off a higher mark early in the year and weighted to confirm that form with today's rival Tornado Force.
Emma's Gift (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 9l behind Tinshu (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Nov.
Tornado Force (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Towards rear, headway approaching 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Super Say (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
Tuscania 5-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 5l behind Mawaakef (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Ajeeb (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Behind, some progress 4f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, soon switched right and no impression, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Alazan (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Raced wide mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 5l behind Schoolmaster (9-3) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.
Odin (IRE) 5-2fav (10-11) Tracked leaders, headway on outside over 4f out, ridden and lost place when hung right towards stand side rail over 2f out, soon weakened, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Lexington Bay (10-9) at York 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Kaafel (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 12th of 13, 21l behind Quixote (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Noguchi (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Towards rear, headway on outer 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd final strides, not trouble winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Super Say (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
Cayuga 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, pushed out, eased towards finish, comfortably (hand timed), won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Superciliary (8-11) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Parigino (FR) 16-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 12, 4l behind Mawaakef (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Boonga Roogeta 33-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 13l behind Cubanita (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gd in Nov.
Six Silver Lane 50-1 (9-0) Steadied start, always in rear, last of 12, 24l behind Mawaakef (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Sheila's Buddy 12-1 (9-6) Close up, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov beating Fairyinthewind (8-12) by hd, 12 ran.
My Lord 40-1 (9-2) Went right start always in rear, 11th of 12, 9l behind Henry Clay (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.