Sir Geoffrey is a speedy sort who should be suited by the sharp sprint course here but previous C&D winner INDIAN TRAIL looks the best drawn of Dandy Nicholls' quartet and was an unlucky sixth in this race 12 months ago off a 6lb higher mark. He needs to be produced late but should get a nice tow through from habitual trail-blazer Cape Royal, who is also drawn near the favoured stands' rail. Bertoliver is capable of running well fresh and likes it here but Breathless Kiss may struggle to confirm Beverley running with Falasteen and Beat The Bell off a 4lb higher mark and Best Trip's form on turf bears no comparison to that on the Polytrack.
Fratellino 25-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakening and soon not much room and hampered, eased inside final furlong, 18th of 20, 10l behind Horseradish (9-3) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Breathless Kiss (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon not much room, pushed along inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf beating Falasteen (8-10) by nk, 17 ran.
Archers Road (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, under pressure halfway, stayed on same pace final 2f, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Thats A Fret (8-7) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Silaah 5-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, hard driven to lead over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Anne Of Kiev (8-9) at Lingfield 5f Listed stks (1) pol in Mar.
Beat The Bell 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon led, headed towards finish, no extra, 3rd of 17, 1/2l behind Breathless Kiss (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Ghostwing 20-1 (9-4) Raced wide early, keen and rapid headway to join leader over 4f out, pushed along halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 11, 13l behind Mac's Power (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Bertoliver 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, led halfway, hung right and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Kanaf (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Piazza San Pietro 6-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 16, 3l behind Hitchens (9-5) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Skylla 8-1 (8-12) Awkward start and slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 9th of 10, 5l behind Beat The Bell (8-13) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Oct.
Falasteen (IRE) 11-2fav (9-7) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 14, 37l behind Dickie Le Davoir (8-9) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Sir Geoffrey (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders ridden 2f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Cape Vale (9-6) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Best Trip (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Broke smartly from wide draw, made all, clear over 1f out, driven out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Shifting Star (9-6) by 1l, 9 ran.
Indian Trail 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division stands side group, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 17, 5l behind Hazelrigg (9-3) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Cape Royal 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Taurus Twins (8-13) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.