Decent Fella is 8lb higher than when scoring here in June and Bestfootforward was raised 9lb for last month's win over course and distance. Orbison has been in woeful form either side of a victory at Windsor while Jimmy Elder would prefer a faster surface. ROCKY REEF has been placed in soft ground of late and this is easier than his latest task at Salisbury where he finished third. Philip Hide's charge can land this now back on a winning mark.
Egotist (IRE) 40-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, last of 11, 42l behind Magic Secret (9-2) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Decent Fella (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) In rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Illustrious Prince (8-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Orbison (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Led, joined 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened quickly, last of 12, 17l behind Rainbow Beauty (8-9) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Rocky Reef 15-2 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon hard ridden, never on terms, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Magic Secret (9-2) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Sword In Hand 9-1 (11-0) Led and keen, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 15, 15l behind Dana's Present (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Jimmy Elder 7-4fav (8-11) Tracked leading pair, effort on outside 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, beaten when lost 3rd inside final furlong, last of 4, 11l behind Clement (8-11) at Salisbury 7f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (5) gf in Jul.
Iberis 10-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, tailed off, 10th of 11, 35l behind Glanely (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Uncle Dermot (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, challenged on outside over 2f out, led and hung left over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 135 yards, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Sword of The Lord (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Bestfootforward 5-2fav (8-12) Stumbled and unseated rider as stalls opened, in a race won by Koharu (9-6) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs, 15 ran.