Prince Tum Tum and Lytton would have every chance if able to run up to their official BHA ratings but neither has given any sign of encouragement in recent starts and a safer bet looks to be CAP ST JEAN. Reg Hollinshead's gelding has run well in defeat in his recent starts and a reproduction of those efforts in a race where there are doubts over most of his rivals gives Cap St Jean solid claims. Climate was good value for his success here in April and may strip fitter for a couple of recent runs following a break but he is probably better over further and may struggle over seven furlongs. Mrs Jefferson is less exposed than most of her rivals but has failed to progress since making a winning debut, while Blue Charm should appreciate the return to the Polytrack having been below par on turf of late. Forced Upon Us is better than his most recent outings suggest and he has to be respected but Cap St Jean has an obvious chance and he gets the vote.
Cap St Jean (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Slowly away, held up, not clear run 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 3l behind Shunkawakhan (8-11) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Climate (IRE) 18-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, struggling over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 6l behind Stark Contrast (8-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Forced Upon Us 16-1 (8-10) Dwelt, soon pushed along in rear, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 7l behind Bazguy (9-3) at Great Leighs 6f sll (6) pol.
Just Jimmy (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Pulled hard, in touch, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 17, 10l behind Singleb (9-3) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) gd in Oct.
Blue Charm 14-1 (8-7) Held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 16, 13l behind Dancing Maite (8-11) at Leicester 7f clm (5) gs in Oct.
Mrs Jefferson (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 3l behind Epidaurian King (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Prince Tum Tum (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 21l behind Bonnie Prince Blue (8-10) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jan.
El Fuser 20-1 (9-4) Close up 2f, ridden and lost place 3f out, weakened quickly, 12th of 14, 17l behind Trimlestown (9-2) at Lingfield 7f clm (6) pol in Oct.
Lytton 33-1 (8-10) Prominent, weakened well over 1f out, 11th of 12, 7l behind Wasp (9-4) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Samurai Warrior 15-2 (8-10) Keen, held up, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 16l behind Singleb (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) gd in Aug.
Lucky Forteen 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, always in the rear, last of 11, 41l behind Forzarzi (9-4) at W'hampton 1m 1f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Sept.
Mexilhoeira 40-1 (8-13) Always behind, 10th of 11, 13l behind Silaah (9-4) at Kempton 6f mdn aut stk (5) pol in Oct.