BROWNSEA BRINK remains unbeaten this year after landing a higher grade handicap at Newmarket last month. He had Consign back in third on that occasion and is worth sticking with here. Gold Hunter finished ahead of Flyman, Fils Anges and the other Godolphin runner, Life Partner, when third at Doncaster and should make another bold bid while Purcell could also be thereabouts if staying this extra furlong. Trucanini has won a couple of lower grade races on the Polytrack and is upped in class today along with Whipper Snapper and Horsted Keynes. But the latter has more scope on only his fourth start and is not easily dismissed on the back of a winning reappearance at Wolverhampton.
Life Partner (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, never dangerous, 15th of 16, 17l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Gold Hunter (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, switched right over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Brownsea Brink 12-1 (8-6) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, led 2f out, soon ridden, kept on well when hard pressed inside final furlong, held on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep beating Rockalong (9-0) by 1/2l, 17 ran.
Georgian Bay (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 12l behind Majestic Moon (9-0) at York 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-95) (3yo) (3) gf in Jul.
Sorella Bella (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven and outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, no chance with leaders from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 19l behind Lanansaak (8-8) at Ascot 1m flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Flyman 8-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden and effort over 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, not pace of leading pair, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Ayaar (8-11) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Fils Anges (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, not much rooom over 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Purcell (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Hoodna (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Consign 18-1 (8-7) Behind, headway under pressure 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd post, not reach front pair, 3rd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Brownsea Brink (8-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Trucanini 6-4fav (9-4) Made all, hard pressed from over 1f out, kept on well under pressure, won at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Sep beating Hidden Belief (8-9) by nk, 8 ran.
Freddy With A Y (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 7l behind Hoodna (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Give Way Nelson (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Raced wide, keen close up, ridden and quickly weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 6, 33l behind Sharqawiyah (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Tipping Over (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 8, 26l behind Askaud (9-12) at Newmarket 7f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Related 4-1 (9-5) Dwelt, mid-division, chased leaders over 4f out, ridden well over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 7, 5l behind Kyllachy Rise (9-5) at Chepstow 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Horsted Keynes (FR) 7-4fav (8-9) Tracked leader, led approaching final furlong, pushed out, comfortable, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Invisible Hunter (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Whipper Snapper (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, good headway far side 2f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep beating Naaz (9-8) by 1l, 13 ran.