Richard Fahey is mob handed with seven runners and Paul Hanagan rides the penalised Valery Borzov despite Prime Exhibit looking to have a better chance. Nasri is saddled with top weight and Adrian Nicholls prefers the higher drawn Tax Free here, while David Barron has a strong hand with Bertiewhittle beating stablemate Elusive Prince at Newmarket before the latter won at Ripon recently. Parisian Pyramid had Fathsta a couple of lengths behind when runner-up at York last time and Mirza has claims on his latest second at Ffos Las. Marvellous Value carries a penalty for a recent cosy win at Haydock but had finished well behind GRISSOM at Pontefract before that. Tim Easterby's charge has since won again at Doncaster, will a handle any cut in the ground and looks set to run a big race.
Nasri 20-1 (8-11) Led group of 4 on stands side, well on terms, hung right to main group from entering final 2f, stayed on under presssure inside final furlong, 4th of 27, 2 3/4l behind Hoof It (10-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Sioux Rising (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway 2f out, led just inside final 2f, headed and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Shesastar (8-7) at York 7f fll hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Rodrigo De Torres 20-1 (8-12) In touch in 5th, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 8, 8l behind Firebeam (8-11) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs.
Tax Free (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Held up, headway when hampered over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 8th of 21, 2 3/4l behind Nocturnal Affair (9-5) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gf.
Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear stands' side, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 14th of 19, 13l behind Pepper Lane (8-12) at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Capone (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in touch, chased leaders halfway, hard ridden over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 20, 5l behind Internationaldebut (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Parisian Pyramid (IRE) 9-2fav (9-5) Chased leaders, squeezed through to challenge over 1f out, stayed on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 20, 1/2l behind Internationaldebut (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Grissom (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway and not much room over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Sirius Prospect (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Fathsta (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 15, 2l behind Sirius Prospect (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
El Viento (FR) 9-2 (9-1) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 8, 4l behind White Frost (8-2) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Prime Exhibit 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, switched outside and headway inside final 2f, went 2nd when edged left inside final furlong, kept on, not reach winner, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind One Scoop Or Two (8-12) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Joseph Henry 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders over 3f, soon weakened, 19th of 20, 28l behind Internationaldebut (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Advanced 11-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 8th of 21, 6l behind Internationaldebut (9-9) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Valery Borzov (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Went right start, chased leader, weakened approaching final furlong, 16th of 20, 13l behind Internationaldebut (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Mirza 2-1fav (9-1) Held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway and hung left from over 2f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, unable to trouble winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Colonel Mak (9-6) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Johannes (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on same pace close home, 4th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Internationaldebut (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Maarek 13-2 (9-1) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, soon driven along, no extra from well over 1f out, 8th of 14, 14l behind Below Zero (8-11) at Dundalk 6f hcp pol in Aug.
Marvellous Value (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Rio Cobolo (8-10) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Gallagher 7-1 (9-5) Hampered start, raced center dwelt, always in rear, 10th of 13, 9l behind Elna Bright (8-12) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Ginger Ted (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Behind, kept on inside final furlong, never on terms, 13th of 19, 7l behind Secret Asset (9-4) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gs in Aug.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out stayed on same pace over 1f out, 5th of 12, 5l behind York Glory (8-10) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Mass Rally (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, headway over 2f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 20, 4l behind Internationaldebut (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Bertiewhittle 8-1 (7-12) Held up, headway entering final furlong, ridden and edged left to lead near finish, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug beating Elusive Prince (8-0) by 1l, 17 ran.
Elusive Prince 7-4fav (9-7) Chased leaders, driven over 3f out, led inside final 2f, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug beating Boundaries (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Cheveton 15-2 (9-0) Reared start, soon recovered to chase leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 4th closing stages, 4th of 13, 3l behind Zero Money (9-7) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Amitola (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Disputed 2nd, ridden and lost place inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind One Scoop Or Two (8-12) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Baldemar 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 1f out, effort to lead towards finish, won at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating Clear Ice (8-13) by hd, 8 ran.