Clayton came back to best when narrow winner of Newmarket handicap in July, and ran to a similar level when third there last time. Yard in form, but creeping up the weights, and a career best needed to score here.
Beaumont's Party Won 1¼m handicaps at Newcastle and Doncaster in April, and has been highly tried in top handicaps since. Disappointed at Newmarket last month, though, and needs a short break to have freshened him up.
Maven is a strong-travelling mare who scored over C&D in June, beating 3 next-time out winners. Back to best when winning at Ripon last time, but she's not the most consistent, and unsure to be in same form now.
Spirit of The Law got off mark at second time of asking for new yard at Yarmouth in April, and better than ever when taking 6-runner affair over C&D last month. Respectable fifth last time, but seems in handicapper's grip.
Fort Belvedere won 1¼m Longchamp minor event in 2011 and best effort for current yard when second to Spirit of The Law here on penultimate start. That form not worked out, though, and he ran poorly last time.
Well Painted hasn't progressed as expected since landing a 7f Newbury maiden on debut last spring, but did take a step in the right direction when fourth at Kempton last time, and has fallen to a tempting mark.
Hi There proved successful twice last year upon joining current stable. Added to tally on reappearance at Musselburgh (7f), and best effort since when close third at York last month. Should give his running again.
Spanish Duke is a quirky type who hinted at a revival for current yard having left John Dunlop, but has gone the wrong way in 3 subsequent starts, and isn't one to place much faith in any more, it seems.
Grandorio wasted no time getting back on track when romping clear for third handicap win at York (1¼m) in June, but hit hard by the handicapper for that, and ran no sort of race last time. Needs to bounce back.
King of The Danes is a progressive colt who made all in good style in 1m Ascot handicap in May, and much improved when scoring by a wide margin at Goodwood later that month. Not seen since, but hard to beat if in same form.
Argaki has gradually improved this term, with one of a trio of wins coming over C&D. Found out under a penalty at Hamilton last time, though, and this looks tougher still, particularly from out of the handicap.
1. King of The Danes
2. Well Painted
Timeform view: King of The Danes has an absence to overcome, but he was on a sharp upward curve when last seen, and the handicapper looks to have underestimated his latest facile win. He's preferred to the frustrating Well Painted, with Clayton and Hi There holding place claims.