On the same terms as when beaten by stablemate Keenes Day at Beverley last time, RAWNAQ might just be able to turn the tables. The selection showed a very willing attitude when passed to battle back that day and with fewer miles on the clock and good ground ideal we will take him to find some small improvement and score. Last year's winner Mith Hill is 6lb higher this afternoon but showed some sort of a return to form last time and should be involved. Omokoroa has first-time headgear applied, which may help, and if the rains came then he would more strongly enter calculations. Rangefinder beat him here earlier in the campaign but the assessor looks to have him now, while the same applies to Topolski, who has to prove the he gets this far.
Just Lille (IRE) 50-1 (9-6) Led at strong pace, narrowly headed when pushed right inside final 3f, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 13, 18l behind Eastern Aria (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f flls Group 3 stks (1) gd in Jul.
Rangefinder 20-1 (9-2) In touch, challenged and every chance over 2f out to over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Kansai Spirit (9-2) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Keenes Day (FR) 5-2fav (10-0) Tracked leader, headway to lead 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, held on near finish, won at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Rawnaq (8-3) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Wells Lyrical (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Chased clear leader and clear of the main group, went center 8f out, ridden over 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 28l behind Maxim Gorky (8-3) at Newmarket 1m 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Topolski (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased winner, ridden 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Senate (8-9) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Omokoroa (IRE) 5-2fav (9-10) Held up in 5th, headway to chase leading pair over 3f out, driven to 2nd entering final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 7l behind Rangefinder (10-0) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Blazing Desert 9-2 (9-9) Held up and soon in rear, smooth headway on outside over 3f out, chased winner approaching 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Lady Hestia (10-0) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Mith Hill 28-1 (7-10) Mid-division on inside, ridden and headway 3f out, effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Hawk Mountain (8-7) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Diktalina 8-1 (8-7) Led after 1f, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 14, 7l behind Mondego (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Rawnaq (IRE) 13-8fav (9-4) Tracked winner until over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Lady Hestia (10-0) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.