Sandown winner Mountain Range looks to have already peaked this season as he's posted a couple of modest efforts since finishing second at Newbury in August. In contrast, the lightly-raced AUDEN followed-up his maiden win with an even better effort when third over C&D on his handicap debut last week and there should be more to come from the Godolphin colt. Noguchi looks the biggest threat on the back of a recent comeback run as he scored at Wolverhampton last year and is fancied to reverse recent running with top weight Incendo.
Incendo 14-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, tracked new leader 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 19, 2 1/4l behind Dhaular Dhar (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Totally Ours 25-1 (9-6) Always towards rear, last of 15, 27l behind Jiwen (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Ellemujie 14-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 9l behind Suhaili (9-3) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Emerald Wilderness (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 12, 2l behind Discoteca (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Tinshu (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, headway and edged left over 2f out, pressed leaders and hung left over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Discoteca (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Noguchi (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, in touch, ridden along 3f out, weakening when not much room over 1f out, 8th of 19, 5l behind Dhaular Dhar (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Mountain Range (IRE) 7-2fav (9-2) Dwelt and switched left after start, held up towards rear, headway on inside 4f out, switched right inside final 2f, never reached leaders and kept on same pace, 6th of 11, 5l behind Albert Bridge (8-8) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Auden (USA) 3-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, slightly outpaced over 2f out, hung right well over 1f out, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, closed on 2nd close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Proud Chieftain (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kidlat 16-1 (9-5) Led after about 1f, clear over 5f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, soon faded, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Gritstone (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Young Dottie 7-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway on outside over 2f out, challenged well over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind L'astre De Choisir (9-4) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Oct.
Aurora Sky (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, tracked leading pair, went 2nd 8f out, every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Dance Tempo (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
If I Were A Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Raced wide in mid-division, going well 3f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 11, 16l behind Fire Fighter (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.