August's C&D winner Reve De Nuit sets a fair standard but is by no means bombproof under a penalty. Rysbrack won a Worcester bumper on his racecourse debut in June last year and has been placed twice on the Flat recently though Paul Webber also runs Deceptive, who'd been well backed prior to unseating his rider at the first at Worcester in August. Dubai Glory has only found one too good in her two starts over hurdles but we'll take a chance on the fitness of BAB AL SALAM. A winner five times on the Flat for Godolphin, he'll bounce off this quick ground and may well prove in a different league to these if taking to hurdles.
Reve De Nuit (USA) 10-11fav (11-0) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, led 3 out, soon well clear, easily, won at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug beating Adorabella (10-7) by 9l, 9 ran.
Amen (IRE) 9-2 (10-9) Held up in touch, took keen hold, went 4th before 2 out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 45l behind Ivan Vasilevich (10-12) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (4) gs in Jul.
Bab Al Salam (USA) 8-1 (8-10) In touch to 2f out, soon beaten, 12th of 14, 29l behind Lizard's Desire (9-2) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 2f hcp (0-110) in Feb '10 (flat).
Dreamsoftheatre (IRE) 12-1 (10-12) Always towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 12, 37l behind Once More Dubai (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Mr Squirrel (IRE) 150-1 (11-0) Keen always in rear, outpaced 3 out, last of 5, 47l behind Clarion Call (10-12) at Bangor 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gs in Aug.
One Flag Please 100-1 (10-7) Always towards rear, ridden after 3 out, tailed off, 9th of 10, 33l behind Porgy (11-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Quite Sparky 80-1 (10-1) Close up in 2nd until ridden before 2 out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, well behind Snooker (10-13) at Sedgefield 2m 1f hcp hdl 0-100 (5) gf in Sep.
Rysbrack (USA) 2-1fav (11-2) Mid-division, headway 8f out, led and edged left over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, led again 100 yards out, stayed on well, won at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun '11 beating Barton Stacey (11-4) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Sweet Prince (IRE) 25-1 (11-0) Held up, modest 6th 3 out, mistake 2 out, no impression, 6th of 15, 44l behind Boyfromnowhere (11-0) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gf in Sep.
Twoways (IRE) 11-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, 4th of 9, 19l behind Third Of The Third (11-4) at Hereford 2m 1f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Sep.
Typhon De Guye (FR) 9-1 (10-11) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, hampered 3rd, pushed along and struggling before 3 out where went left, tailed off, 11th of 14, well behind Fear Glic (10-9) at Newton Abbot 2m 6f mdn hdl (4) gf in Jul.
Deceptive 3-1 (10-13) Mistake and unseated rider 1st, in a race won by Faith Jicaro (11-0) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug, 12 ran.
Dubai Glory 8-1 (10-2) Chased leader until 5th, went 2nd again approaching 3 out, not fluent 3 out, lost 2nd soon after, rallied to 2nd again soon after last, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Once More Dubai (10-12) at Plumpton 2m nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Yanbu (USA) 28-1 (9-0) Dwelt raced centre in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 43l behind Wordismybond (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug (flat).