Jockeyship will play as big a part in this as current form and Willie Supple and Michael Hills were race-riding a lot more recently than most of their fellow veterans. Supple partners Dana's Present, who won over the trip at Chepstow in July and can probably be forgiven his run on the beach at Laytown last week. Hills rides Callmeakhab for brother Charlie and she should go well along with the other three-year-olds Excellent Puck and Winslow Arizona but Tony Culhane can take the honours on PICENO. Scott Dixon's charge got back to winning ways in an amateurs' handicap at Chester last month and is almost guaranteed to run his race. Broctune Papa Gio may be best of the rest as Pelmanism is better on the Polytrack nowadays.
Berlusca (IRE) 7-2 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 38l behind True Pleasure (9-3) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Broctune Papa Gio 25-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Dream Walker (8-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Dana's Present 7-2fav (11-0) Tracked leaders and 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th over 1f out and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Enigma Code (10-8) at Laytown 6f hcp 50-70.
Jay Bee Blue 5-2fav (9-9) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders after 1f, ridden and not clear run over 1f out, driven to chase winner entering final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Rambo Will (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Mr Spiggott (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Outpaced in last pair, never a factor, eased final furlong, last of 9, 31l behind Legendary (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
My Guardian Angel 6-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 6, 9l behind Silver Alliance (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Orders From Rome (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Held up, effort on outside and pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened inside final 2f, 8th of 9, 25l behind Decent Fella (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Pelmanism 5-1 (10-0) Mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind High Time Too (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Piceno (IRE) 11-1 (10-1) Dwelt and hampered start held up, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Chester 1m Amateur Handicap (0-80) (3yo+) (4) gd in Aug beating Ralphy Boy (10-7) by 1l, 12 ran.
Sardanapalus 13-2 (9-8) Mid-division, pushed along 5f out, plugged on final furlong, never a threat, 5th of 10, 7l behind Skyfire (8-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Self Employed 20-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always behind, 9th of 14, 8l behind It's A Mans World (8-6) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Slim Chance (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) Soon led and clear to over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1l behind First Class Favour (8-13) at Carlisle 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Sword In Hand 20-1 (9-4) Chased leader, pushed along over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Tatlisu (9-9) at Newbury 7f clm stks (5) gd in Aug.
Callmeakhab (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 4th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Bousatet (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Excellent Puck (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Close up on outer, closed entering final 4f, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 8l behind Deserted (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Winslow Arizona (IRE) 2-1fav (9-7) In touch, headway and wide into straight 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, comfortable, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug beating Nepalese Pearl (8-12) by 3l, 12 ran.
Waltz Darling (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 31l behind Yorksters Prince (8-11) at Redcar 1m 2f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf in Jun.
Sunnybridge Boy (IRE) 18-1 (9-9) Mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden and no impression final 2f, 9th of 10, 6l behind Deserted (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Skyfire 8-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed well inside final furlong, held on gamely, won at Ripon 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating No Quarter (8-13) by nk, 10 ran.