BOURNE can come out on top in this handicap and he is nominated over Tripitaka and Monetary Fund. Luca Cumani's colt finished fourth behind Mathaaq at Warwick last time and he looks as though he may have got in on a fair mark for his handicap debut. Tripitaka won a maiden on his debut so he has to be of interest, especially as he seemed to score with a bit in hand. Monetary Fund has been running with a decent level of consistency and he did not do a lot wrong when he finished third behind Lucky Punt at Southwell last month. Incendo ran well at Yarmouth last time and he did go close over this course and distance back in July. He is respected, but the vote goes to Bourne.
Tripitaka 7-2 (8-9) Close up in 5th, headway over 2f out, led 2f out, ridden, stayed on and in command final furlong, won at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Apr beating Curacao (8-9) by 2 1/4l, 8 ran.
Going For Gold 3-1fav (9-4) Held up, lost place over 3f out, ridden and no impression over 2f out until staying on when short of room entering final furlong, soon switched left and stayed on towards finish, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Rockfella (8-7) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Calaloo (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Mid-division, raced keenly, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind The Which Doctor (9-8) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Itlaaq 7-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, pushed long over 4f out, headway on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 15, 7l behind Eastern Aria (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Monetary Fund (USA) 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1l behind Lucky Punt (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Sep.
Halfway House 8-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Funday (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Nawaadi (USA) 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led entering final 3f, ridden and headed entering final 2f, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Senses (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Bourne 16-1 (9-3) In touch, headway on outside 3f out, challenged 2f out, driven and every chance entering final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Mathaaq (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Incendo 7-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, raced keenly, steady headway going well from over 3f out, every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, unable to quicken inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Chalice Welcome (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, eased over 1f out, 8th of 9, 23l behind Spirit of Adjisa (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.