Talwar, Justonefortheroad and Kyllachy Star are all fairly treated on their best form but woefully out of sorts. Richard Fahey trains the last two named and also has Extraterrestrial and Viva Ronaldo in the line-up, though both look held on the form book. Chosen Character had Extraterrestrial more than five lengths behind when winning on heavy ground over C&D last month and has had a terrific season. He will make a bold bid to complete his hat-trick while Crown Counsel was only beaten half-a-length over 1m2f at York last week and should be thereabouts again. JAKE'S DESTINY is creeping up the weights but, after a string of good runs in fair company, finally got off the mark on Turf at Ascot two weeks ago. A follow-up here is on the cards though Tiger Reigns came back to form behind Chosen Character here last time and will be pressing for a place again. Toto Skyllachy may be the pick of the remainder ahead of Muffin McLeay and Benzanno.
Muffin Mcleay (IRE) 6-5fav (9-10) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 6f out, challenged 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, well held final furlong, last of 4, 8l behind Calaf (8-11) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Justonefortheroad 25-1 (8-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, effort 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 19, 13l behind Imperial Guest (9-4) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Talwar (IRE) 33-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 11l behind Pearl Mix (8-10) at Kempton 1m stks (3yo+) (4) pol in Sep.
Chosen Character (IRE) 11-4fav (9-3) Made all, going well 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, held on well, won at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep beating Amaze (9-1) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Jake's Destiny (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Led and raced far side, headed over 4f out, ridden to led final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Ascot 1m stks 0-90 (3) sft beating Captain Cat (8-13) by 1l, 9 ran.
Toto Skyllachy 13-2 (9-7) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-1) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Extraterrestrial 4-1 (8-12) Raced wide in touch, 6th and held when eased towards finish, 6th of 9, 5l behind Chosen Character (9-3) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, came stand side over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 5th of 13, 7l behind No Poppy (8-10) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) hvy.
Al Muheer (IRE) 9-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 7l behind Anton Chigurh (8-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Kyllachy Star 5-1 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, no impression when not much room over 2f out, 12th of 13, 14l behind Big Note (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
Crown Counsel (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, led over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Bridle Belle (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Tiger Reigns 15-2 (9-1) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, rallied close home but no impression on winner, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Chosen Character (9-3) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.
Viva Ronaldo (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Towards rear, stayed on final 100 yards, never on terms, 9th of 15, 6l behind Chosen Character (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Benzanno (IRE) 7-2 (8-10) Tracked leading pair, switched right off inside rail over 2f out, driven to challenged and every chance 1f out, soon no extra and held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Dubai Sunshine (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.