Ree's Rascal is usually thereabouts at this level but Webbow has gone off the boil and Chelwood Gate appears to have two ways of running. Defendant has been competing in much better company against his own age group and should finish closer in this grade while recent course and distance winner For Posterity steps up in class. The latter is preferred to Intiba but another chance goes to BARTACK. He found little in the closing stages in soft ground last time but had a subsequent winner back in third when scoring over track and trip before that and can return to winning ways.
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 2f out, driven and stayed on same pace well over 1f out, 6th of 10, 7l behind Mister Music (9-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Webbow (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 10l behind Mezzotint (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Chelwood Gate (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 16, 15l behind Majestic Moon (8-9) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Defendant 20-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Yeager (8-3) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Zaeem 16-1 (8-11) 10th of 16, 6l behind Mawhub (8-9) at Meydan(UAE) 1m 1f hcp 0-90 in Jan.
Dixie's Dream (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 7l behind Naaz (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Bartack (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, faded final furlong, 6th of 12, 10l behind Tobacco Road (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Anya 5-1 (9-7) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on to go 4th near finish, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Naaz (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Intiba (USA) 7-4fav (9-3) Set strong pace, headed over 1f out, faded, 7th of 9, 13l behind Super Say (10-0) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
For Posterity 10-3 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden and unable to quicken over 2f out, hampered as winner veered left inside final 2f, stayed on to lead final 135 yards, won going away, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Araqella (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Embankment 25-1 (9-5) Virtually refused to race, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Knight Owl (9-3) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Byroness 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and headway inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Excellent Puck (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.