Corporal Maddox picked up a handicap in Ireland last time when finishing well ahead of Beau Mistral at the Curragh. He should go well again despite a 6lb higher mark but it's hard to find an excuse for Lionheart's poor effort at Brighton as he'd already won at that track earlier in the year. Mon Brav is not easily dismissed back over 6f and looks sure to make a bold bid but BOP IT it taken to finally come good. The latter has gone close in his last three starts now including a third over course and distance and it could be his turn today.
Al Khan (IRE) 66-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, weakened approaching final furlong, 9th of 18, 6l behind Magic City (8-13) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Kingscroft (IRE) 5-4fav (9-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Rasaman (9-4) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Klynch 20-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 10, 10l behind Spinatrix (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Corporal Maddox 10-1 (9-2) In rear and pushed along from early, ridden 2f out, plenty to do in 10th 1f out, ran on strongly to lead close home, won at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug beating Sassaway (9-5) by 3/4l, 23 ran.
Lionheart 6-4fav (9-10) In touch, ridden inside final 2f, soon beaten, last of 11, 7l behind Noverre To Go (9-12) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Mon Brav 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Mount Tiger (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Bop It 2-1fav (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out to chase leaders, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Head Space (9-11) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Upavon 25-1 (9-3) Steadied start, keen held up, weakened 2f out, soon eased, last of 16, 33l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-1) at York 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in May.
Mount Hollow 33-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, headway halfway, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Diman Waters (9-1) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Invincible Lad (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Chased leaders on outside, outpaced 3f out, wide and lost place entering straight, soon behind, last of 7, 5l behind Gorgeous Goblin (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug '12.
Midnight Dynamo 15-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, switched right and effort over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Sharaarah (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on outer, ridden in 5th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 23, 2 1/4l behind Corporal Maddox (9-2) at Curragh 6f hcp gd in Aug.