Gatewood could only manage third in a Group 3 at Ascot last time but that's still good enough form to consider him a leading contender. Pether's Moon has been running well in handicaps and should be thereabouts once again, while Great Hall has a better chance in this than he did when well beaten in the St Leger and first-time blinkers may bring improvement. However, a chance is taken on the lightly-raced URBAN DANCE returning to winning ways after losing out to Amralah at Newmarket on only his third start. The remaining trio all look to have something to find in this company.
Gatewood 3-1fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Secret Number (8-7) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Jehannedarc (IRE) (9-1) 4th of 7, 10l behind Earl Of Tinsdal (9-4) at San Siro(ITY) 1m 4f Grp 1 hvy in Oct.
Opera Box 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 29l behind Phaenomena (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in touch in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Breden (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Oct.
Great Hall 20-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 15l behind Leading Light (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f 3yo Grp 1 (1) gs in Sep.
Pether's Moon (IRE) 9-4fav (8-9) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 8f out, led over 2f pout, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed 1f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Camborne (10-0) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-110 (2) gs in Sep.
Urban Dance (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, unable to challenge winner, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Amralah (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.