Sir Mike has been running well at Kempton but may be in the handicappers grip now and the same comment applies to Lunar Deity, a winner at Epsom in August. Naaz and Ogbourne Downs are three-year-olds with further scope for improvement and so is MAGISTRAL. The latter went close to catching the progressive Saigon City at Nottingham last time and can go one better in this. Tobacco Road and The Cayterers makes most appeal of the remainder.
Sir Mike 16-1 (9-9) Held up, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Cornrow (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Lunar Deity 3-1 (9-5) Held up well off the pace towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to get into contention, 4th of 12, 3l behind Iptisam (9-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Magistral 9-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed last stride, 2nd of 10, nk behind Saigon City (8-9) at Nottingham 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Tobacco Road (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Raced wide tracking leading pair, driven to challenge on outside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 6, 8l behind Thouwra (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Verse Of Love 8-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and pressed 2f out, soon headed, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Weapon Of Choice (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Bay Knight (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, headed 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 17, 43l behind Common Touch (9-4) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Myboyalfie (USA) 6-1fav (9-1) Prominent, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 17, 10l behind Common Touch (9-4) at Ascot 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Naaz 9-2fav (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway far side halfway, chased leaders over 2f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead and edged right briefly approaching final furlong, headed and not qucken inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Whipper Snapper (9-2) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
The Cayterers 8-1 (9-7) Held up in last trio, pushed along 3f out, stayed on final 2f, went 3rd final strides and closed on 2nd, never going pace to reach winner, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Croquembouche (9-6) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Caldercruix (USA) 66-1 (8-7) Chased leader until 5f out, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Ingleby Angel (9-1) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Ogbourne Downs 10-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 9, 3l behind George Cinq (9-1) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
First Post (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, plugged on again inside final furlong, no threat, 6th of 14, 8l behind Investment Expert (9-0) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Messila Star 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, always behind, last of 11, 13l behind Future Reference (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Master Ming (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along tracking leading trio, ridden inside final 2f, weakened 2f out, 5th of 7, 11l behind Ningara (8-10) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
George Baker (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Raced centre chased clear leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace and hung right to stand side final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Muftarres (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Mr Red Clubs (IRE) 11-4fav (8-8) Raced wide towards rear, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 8l behind Free Spin (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Al Raqeeb (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened soon after, 12th of 13, 7l behind Whipper Snapper (9-2) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Corn Snow (USA) 7-2 (8-8) Took keen hold, led, clear over 5f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 17l behind Monsieur Rieussec (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Boom To Bust (IRE) 25-1 (9-13) Raced towards far side in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 16l behind Saint Jerome (9-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Galatian 6-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, 13th of 14, 13l behind Saskia's Dream (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct '12.