Artful Lady has two ways of running and has claims if choosing the better one but GAELIC WIZARD is preferred. The latter never figured over 5f on Turf last time but had scored over track and trip before that and gets the nod ahead of French Press, who carries a penalty for his recent win over course and distance. Powerful Pierre is not out of this off his current mark but Trending never figured last time after being raised 8lb for his win at Chepstow.
Artful Lady (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced in rear, last of 10, 28l behind The Dark Wizard (9-5) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 11-4 (11-7) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and hung right well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Give Us A Belle (10-10) at Windsor 5f am hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Trending (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, last pair, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 8th of 11, 4l behind Oldjoesaid (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Powerful Pierre 7-2fav (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Gregori (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hot Sugar (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Perfect Pasture (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
French Press (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on close home, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol beating Presumido (9-6) by hd, 12 ran.
Pick A Little 33-1 (9-1) Always in rear, last of 12, 12l behind Pettochside (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Divertimenti (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 12l behind Clubland (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
One Kool Dude 11-2 (8-13) Behind, headway far side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 4th towards finish, never nearer, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Ambitious Icarus (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Amis Reunis 18-1 (8-9) In rear, ridden 2f out, headway entering finasl furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 12, 2l behind Tadalavil (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Seamster 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to press winner over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 14l behind Sleek (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Major Muscari (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Awkwardly away, mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 12l behind Whisky Bravo (9-4) at Yarmouth 6f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Apr.
Red Star Lady (IRE) 80-1 (7-11) Chased leaders on outer, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 4l behind Dark Opal (9-2) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.