Galiotto will go close if reproducing his latest third at Kempton, while Henry Holmes is only 4lb higher than when scoring over C&D on his penultimate start and is another leading contender. However, the vote goes to WILLIAM'S WAY. His recent poor form has seen him slip down the weights, but he could well bounce back here as his last five victories have been in amateur races with Chris Martin on board. Irish import Marching Orders is worth noting on his first start for new connections.
Missionaire (USA) 20-1 (9-8) Held up in mid-division, pushed along and headway over 3f out, went modest 4th over 1f out until weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 17l behind Lisahane Bog (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
William's Way 22-1 (9-4) Held up behind, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 13l behind Resplendent Ace (9-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Galiotto (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind The Absent Mare (8-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Bring It On Home 50-1 (10-3) Held up in rear, never involved, 11th of 15, 21l behind Taste The Wine (10-7) at Warwick 1m 3f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Henry Holmes 7-1 (9-4) Keen led 2f out, tracked leader, ridden over 3f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind The Absent Mare (8-12) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sioux City Sue 100-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, 31l behind Sky Crystal (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol.
Marching Orders (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led into straight, headed and kept on same pace from 1f out, 6th of 18, 4 1/2l behind Whatever It Takes (8-4) at Tipperary 1m 4f hcp 47-65 in Jun.
Warrior Nation (FR) 66-1 (8-9) Led, headed 6f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 47l behind Kathleen Kennet (8-13) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Corlough Mountain 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 11l behind Beauchamp Xiara (8-9) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Oct.
Oceans Destination 150-1 (9-0) Dwelt and went right start, in rear, struggling 6f out, soon lost touch, tailed off, 9th of 10, well behind Indigo Way (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 2yo stks (2) gs in Oct '10.