The Lock Master may struggle to confirm Leicester running with second Change The Subject under a penalty and fourth Skyfire also has a chance of turning the tables. Musnad was taking on much stronger opposition at Newmarket last month but has finished tailed off over hurdles at Huntingdon since while Spyder disappointed at Leicester after finishing second over this trip at Nottingham. AEGAEUS has only had four starts and caught the eye on his handicap debut at Sandown last month where he is probably a little too keen for his own good. Ryan Moore should be able to get him covered up here and he can finally open his account.
The Lock Master (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Raced wide in touch, headway to track leaders over 3f out, ridden to press leaders over 1f out, led narrowly inside final furlong, just held on, won at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft beating Danube River (9-5) by hd, 10 ran.
Musnad (USA) 40-1 (8-9) Mid-division far side, lost place 3f out, switched left and headway inside final 2f, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, not reached leaders, 8th of 28, 4 1/2l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Change The Subject (USA) 20-1 (9-11) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, switched right 3f out, headway over 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, nk behind The Lock Master (9-13) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Orthodox Lad 9-1 (9-3) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind L'Hirondelle (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Spyder 5-1 (9-5) Raced wide tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Sky Khan (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Aegaeus 6-1 (8-11) Keen held up, headway to track leader after 2f, led over 6f out, headed approaching 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 5l behind Ghost Protocol (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Miss Blink 5-1 (10-0) Held up in mid-division, some headway 2f out, never on terms, eased inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Fossgate (9-12) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
My Mate Jake (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, one pace when short of room inside final furlong, gradually weakened, 10th of 13, 8l behind One Scoop Or Two (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Skyfire 8-1 (9-1) Led, headed over 7f out, tracked leader until over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind The Lock Master (9-8) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Buster Brown (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced when switched right 3f out, soon behind, 15th of 16, 30l behind Educate (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
Kinyras (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden and close up 2f out, faded from over 1f out, 12th of 14, 13l behind Beat Route (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bobs Her Uncle 20-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division on inner, chased leaders over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 13, 4l behind Joyful Spirit (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.