A few of these have something to prove over today's distance including Unex Michelangelo, West End Lad and Handheld. Whinging Willie won an amateurs' race over 1m2f at Brighton in August but ran a shocker last time while though Flash Crash didn't stay 1m4f last time, he is 8lb higher than his earlier win at Yarmouth. HECTOR'S CHANCE has held his form since scoring at Newbury and, after going close at Sandown last time, gets the vote to get his head back in front today.
West End Lad 14-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 11l behind Knight Owl (9-3) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Unex Michelangelo (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 9th of 14, 9l behind Ebony Express (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Whinging Willie (IRE) 9-1 (11-1) Held up in rear, saddle slipped over 6f out, rider soon lost irons, not recover, last of 14, 33l behind Automotive (10-6) at Goodwood 1m 1f Amateur Handicap (0-75) (4yo+) (5) gd in Aug.
Hot Spice 8-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, never on terms after, 6th of 7, 26l behind Thecornishcowboy (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 4f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Hector's Chance 6-1 (8-5) Disputed lead, ridden and every chance from 2f out, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Naaz (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Panettone (IRE) 15-8fav (10-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind El Massivo (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Handheld 11-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 4l behind Hamble (8-12) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Flash Crash 6-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in last trio, headway on outside over 3f out, driven and stayed on same pace over 1f out, 6th of 11, 4l behind Eton Rambler (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Mcbirney (USA) 20-1 (10-0) Behind, headway and in touch 5f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 22l behind Nautilus (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Alborz (IRE) 22-1 (9-10) Led, headed over 7f out, tracked leaders, weakened 3f out, last of 9, 25l behind Quest For More (9-2) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Witch Way Went 14-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, plugged on final 2f, never on terms, 5th of 13, 20l behind Princess Loulou (8-12) at Thirsk 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Raamz (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Breakheart (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Hernando Torres 5-1 (8-1) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 9, 3/4l behind Border Bandit (8-9) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Only You Maggie (IRE) 25-1 (11-4) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 8l behind Gucci D'oro (10-7) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Maybeagrey 5-1 (8-7) Tracked leading pair throughout, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Aryizad (8-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in Sep.
Buster Brown (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 10, 8l behind Absent Amy (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.