Plym's run in the first division of this should be a good pointer to Fire Ship's chances as Peter Winkworth's charge was runner-up to the Hannon filly at Salisbury last time. Four Better is plunged straight into a handicap after winning a Polytrack maiden but is open to further improvement, while Amelia May ran her best race so far at Newmarket last time and is eased in grade here. DRUMMOYNE has already had six starts but has shown ability in much stronger company than this and is 6lb lower than when fourth over 7f at Sandown in August. The step up to a mile could suit and Mark Johnston's gelding gets the nod in an open-looking finale with Loxton Lad possibly best of the rest.
Four Better 28-1 (8-10) Close up, headway over 1f out, led entering final furlong, edged right and ran on (hand-timed), won at Lingfield 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (6) gf in Sep beating Talk Of The North (8-4) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.
Amelia May 33-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4l behind Gathering (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep.
Voodoo Rhythm (USA) 16-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, ridden and headway when not much room well over 1f out, kept on, nearest finish, 6th of 11, 3l behind Misdemeanour (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fire Ship 5-2 (9-0) Always prominent, led over 4f out, hard driven when strongly challenged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Plym (8-8) at Salisbury 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Brimstone Hill (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Chased leader, led 4f out, headed over 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Sep.
Flying Trader (USA) 8-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Always Et Toujours (8-13) at Yarmouth 7f 2yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Next Cry (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 10, 20l behind Welcome Gift (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Sep.
Drummoyne (USA) 11-1 (8-8) Disputed lead, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 21l behind Lady Layla (9-0) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Manomine 11-1 (8-3) Raced center close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 9l behind Pickled Pelican (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Loxton Lad (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to press for well held 4th towards finish, 5th of 13, 9l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Finley Connolly (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division on outside, pushed along halfway, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 13, 4l behind Shannon Spree (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Highly Likely (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, soon lost 2nd and weakened, 11th of 13, 23l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.