AMANTIUS found only one too good when starting favourite over course and distance last time and Johnny Farrelly's charge can make amends in this. Lochiel landed a double over 1m6f in August though he's been well beaten off a higher mark since. Goodlukin Lucy's recent second came in soft ground over further, but Watt Broderick has slipped down the weights and both he and Linkable have a shout if back to their best.
Becausewecan (USA) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leader, joined leader over 6f out, quickly weakened over 4f out, 9th of 12, well behind Toughness Danon (9-9) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
Linkable 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, switched to race towards centre over 5f out, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 27l behind Opera Buff (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy in Oct.
Watt Broderick (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 40l behind Tatting (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Lochiel 16-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 14, 19l behind Calculated Risk (9-9) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Amantius 11-4fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, not clear run over 3f out, headway 2f out, chasing leaders when edged left and switched right over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to 2nd well inside final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Absolutely Me (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Maoi Chinn Tire (IRE) 18-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Capriska (9-6) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Goodlukin Lucy 7-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden 3 lengths clear over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Ice Apple (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (6) sft in Oct.
Opus (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led after 2f, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 6l behind Impertinent (8-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.