Medici Pearl, Axiom and Phantom Whisper make the shortlist in this trappy finale with MEDICI PEARL taken to score with ground conditions to suit. All of Axiom's three wins have come with give in the ground, and he looks progressive. He is seven pounds higher here and this trip may be a little on the short side so he is opposed. Phantom Whisper returned to form at Goodwood last time and is only four pounds higher here. He is another who will enjoy the ground and he has won over the trip. However, he can put in the odd modest effort. Medici Pearl took two competitive handicaps in fine style on similar ground, before running a blinder to be third on a quicker surface last time. Medici Pearl has been raised another three pounds for that sound effort but he can prove a gem to send the punters home happy. (John Temple)
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f, stayed on well, 4th of 19, 3l behind Skhilling Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Advanced 7-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden and hung left over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 7l behind Prohibit (9-0) at Great Leighs 6f stk (3) pol in Oct.
Protector (SAF) 11-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, driven and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Mr Aviator (8-11) at Doncaster 7f stk (2) gd in Oct.
Haajes 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and no extra final 2f, 10th of 20, 3 1/2l behind Judge 'n Jury (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Phantom Whisper 11-2 (9-2) Off the pace, headway and squeezed through over 1f out, driven and ran on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, won at Goodwood 6f hcp (3) gs in Oct beating Brassini (9-0) by a nk, 10 ran.
Bond City (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 19, 9l behind Skhilling Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Mastership (IRE) 11-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, trapped behind wall of horses from over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, found nil, 8th of 10, 6l behind Samarinda (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Oct.
We'll Come 7-1 (9-0) Raced centre in rear, merged with far side group halfway, never dangerous, 13th of 17, 6l behind Plum Pudding (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Masai Moon 14-1 (8-12) Raced far side, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on, not pace to challenge, 8th of 17, 4 1/2l behind Plum Pudding (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Commander Cave (USA) 9-2 (9-6) In touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just outpaced by winner towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Gallantry (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Celtic Sultan (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 18th of 19, 13l behind Skhilling Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Axiom 11-4fav (9-2) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on, won at Leicester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Oct beating Mangham (9-3) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Lucky Dance (BRZ) 33-1 (8-6) Made virtually all, ridden over 1f out, ran on well, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs beating Final Verse (8-7) by 2l, 18 ran.
Barney McGrew (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon keen in mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Il Grande Maurizio (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct.
Charm School 9-2 (9-3) Held up, headway to track leaders 3f out, ridden to chase winner approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 13, 1 1/2l behind Axiom (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Oct.
Medici Pearl 8-1 (9-4) In touch, headway and not much room entering final furlong, switched right stayed on to take 3rd near finish, 3rd of 23, 1 1/2l behind Charlie Tipple (8-9) at Redcar 1m hcap (2) gd in Oct.
Flipando (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, hung right from over 1f out, stayed on, 3rd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Lucky Dance (8-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Wyatt Earp (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed under 2f out, no extra in 4th 1 1/2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 16, 16l behind Emily Blake (9-3) at Fairyhouse 6f prm hcp sft in Oct.
Invincible Force (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Always rear division, last of 12, 10l behind How's She Cuttin' (8-8) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Ponty Rossa (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, one pace from over 1f out, 11th of 19, 7l behind Skhilling Spirit (8-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Pulled hard, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 19l behind Axiom (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Oct.
Sir Xaar (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Raced stand side, chased leaders, ridden well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 7l behind Plum Pudding (9-6) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Oct.