Both Extrasolar and Bluegrass Blues have claims on their recent placed efforts and Top Cop is not out of this back over 7f. Future Reference should be in the mix once again though he's been raised another 4lb for finishing second last time and it's too soon to write off Lingfield winner Messila Star, who ran as though something was amiss at Windsor on his latest start. Order Of Service is yet another to consider, but a punt is taken on the veteran AXIOM to end his barren spell as it's been a long time since he raced in this low a grade and Ed Vaughan's charge may well take advantage.
Axiom 25-1 (7-8) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 13th of 18, 8l behind Magic City (8-13) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Light Burst (USA) 11-2 (9-11) Close up, led over 4f out, clear over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Sofias Number One (8-12) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Aug.
Extrasolar 12-1 (9-2) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Life Partner (9-7) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Lutine Bell 7-2 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Shebebi (9-1) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Bluegrass Blues (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) In touch in 4th, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Skytrain (9-3) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Top Cop 6-1 (7-12) Raced stand side, chased leader, led that pair over 3f out, soon under pressure, no chance with centre group, 7th of 11, 9l behind Gramercy (8-13) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Future Reference (IRE) 6-4fav (8-13) Keen tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed final strides, 2nd of 7, hd behind Gracious George (8-7) at Sandown 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Messila Star 7-2 (9-5) Held up in last trio, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, behind and eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 10, 46l behind Ogbourne Downs (9-2) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind If So (9-9) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) std in Aug.
Exceedexpectations 33-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 10l behind Ocean Legend (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Order Of Service 5-1 (9-3) Led, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Elle Woods (9-7) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Afkar (IRE) 3-1 (10-0) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed and hampered entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Levi Draper (9-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.