This looks wide open but course and distance winner ISLAND LEGEND makes most appeal. Milton Bradley's charge won well at Kempton three starts ago and lost nothing in defeat when behind an inform type last time in a race where the form is expected to work out further. Speedyfix's best run in these ranks was off a mark of 50 when third over a furlong longer in here in June. That run gives him a claim if he can build on his win in a maiden last time. Perlachy is capable and has less than a length to find on the selection after their last meeting while Aalsmeer was a runner-up in Listed company last year and a return to that form will have him in front. A tough race to read but Island Legend looks the percentage call.
Island Legend (IRE) 11-2 (9-6) Led, ridden over 1f out and drew clear, weakened and headed final 100 yards, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ridley Didley (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Led far side group, headed by far side group over 1f out, soon weakened, 16th of 19, 14l behind Mango Music (9-6) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Thoughtsofstardom 50-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened entering final 3f, 12th of 13, 25l behind Darcey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Silver Prelude 50-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 14l behind Sweet Gale (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Perlachy 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway on inside over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ponting (IRE) 28-1 (8-13) Rider lost iron briefly leaving stalls, in touch on outside, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 11th of 12, 38l behind Elusive Warrior (8-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Speedyfix 10-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway on outer just under 2f out, led approaching final furlong, soon ridden, drew clear last 150 yards, won at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep beating Little Rufus (9-3) by 4l, 11 ran.
Aalsmeer 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner and held towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Cloth Ears (8-7) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Dream Number (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, joined leader and every chance 1f out, no extra towards finish, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Ray Of Joy (9-7) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Rio's Girl 11-2 (8-12) Went left start, in touch, effort over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Select Committee (9-5) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.