Norville showed improved form on his handicap bow and has claims if able to build on that under contrasting conditions but this race may have a little more strength in depth. Croeso Cusan is at home under the conditions but may be a shade too high in the weights whilst Osgood is still a maiden so a chance is taken with the less exposed ONE HIT WONDER. The form of his penultimate run reads well in the context of this race and, given the way that he stayed on over seven furlongs at Wolverhampton last time, he looks well worth a try over this trip on ground that he's bred to relish. Gift Of Love is clearly of interest on her handicap bow with Saturn Way, Full Victory and The Shuffler amongst others to note.
Saturn Way (GR) 15-2 (9-6) Behind, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Tevez (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
The Shuffler 5-1 (9-1) Headway to press leader 8f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Grams And Ounces (8-12) at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Norville (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Bianca De Medici (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Meydan Dubai (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, held up and behind, driven along over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Compton Blue (9-6) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Croeso Cusan 8-1 (9-1) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left, never on terms, 6th of 12, 5l behind Recalcitrant (8-12) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Osgood 10-1 (9-5) Soon chasing leaders, headway over 1f out, kept on well, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Snow Magic (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Calahonda 9-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, always well behind, eased over 1f out, last of 13, 42l behind Mazamorra (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Pastello 17-2 (9-3) Mid-division on rails, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 25l behind Catchanova (8-7) at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Gift Of Love (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 15, 5l behind Conduct (9-3) at Sandown 1m 1f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Sasheen 50-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 15, 17l behind Red Gulch (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Full Victory (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, weakened and eased 1f out, 12th of 13, 31l behind True To Form (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
One Hit Wonder 6-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never nearer, 8th of 11, 6l behind Not My Choice (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Eastern Hills 9-4fav (8-8) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden 3 lengths clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Cross The Boss (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Ermyn Express 20-1 (7-11) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon every chance, hung left inside final furlong, no extra near finish, 5th of 7, 3l behind Mr Harmoosh (9-2) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.