Generalyse won by over three lengths at Leicester but on fast ground and has been raised 9lb for his trouble. Valmina makes more appeal on his latest second at Goodwood with Macdillon and Alpha Delta Whiskey behind, but Steel Rain is now 10lb higher than when scoring at Nottingham in August and harder to fancy. Khefyn will take advantage of his slip down the weights before long but the vote goes to APRICOT SKY, a winner at Leicester before running well in better company at Goodwood last time.
Generalyse 11-4fav (9-7) Raced wide in touch, led well over 1f out, soon edged left, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Another Try (9-6) by 4l, 15 ran.
Valmina 6-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Foxtrot Jubilee (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 22l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Apricot Sky 8-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden and headway entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Joey's Destiny (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Storm Lightning 6-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon hung right and weakened, 10th of 12, 22l behind The Strig (9-4) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Steel Rain 11-10fav (8-10) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Elusive Hawk (9-5) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Bajan Bear 25-1 (8-8) Mid-division, never dangerous, 9th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Trinityelitedotcom (9-1) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) gf.
Alpha Delta Whisky 14-1 (9-3) Tracked winner, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Saga Lout 1-2fav (8-13) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Red Cape (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f sell stks (6) pol in Jul.
Entwined (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Trucanini (9-3) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 28-1 (9-1) Always behind, 6th of 8, 19l behind Greensward (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Macdillon 11-2 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not pace to challenge, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Going French (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Dwelt, towards rear and pushed along, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 9l behind Fat Gary (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bussa 20-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, late headway, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Pettochside (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
The Wee Chief (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Awkward start, held up in rear, some headway entering final furlonng, no impression, 8th of 11, 7l behind Gung Ho Jack (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Khefyn (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Dark Opal (9-2) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.