Easily the best race of the meeting and three of these look to have leading claims. A progressive three-year-old, Kakatosi has struggled off his handicap mark this season but would have an excellent chance on today's terms if fully tuned-up after lay-off. Primaeval has held his form well with placed efforts on the turf since scoring over a mile here in August, but it's hard not to have been impressed by the manner of CITRUS STAR's victory at Lingfield last month and Chris Wall's charge looks the one to beat now back to his best. Bravo Echo has been way below par of late and Treadwell makes his belated seasonal debut.
Bravo Echo 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, 13th of 15, 16l behind Directorship (9-5) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Capone (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Behind, headway stands side 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 22, 8l behind Bohemian Melody (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct.
Citrus Star (USA) 13-2 (9-4) Towards rear, headway approaching final furlong, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Oct beating Seek The Fair Land (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Kakatosi 7-4fav (9-1) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1 3/4l behind Reignier (8-12) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gf in Jul.
Oasis Dancer 20-1 (9-2) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Ecliptic (9-0) at Salisbury 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Oct.
Primaeval 10-1 (9-2) Raced stands side, in touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 29, 3/4l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) gd in Oct.
Thunderball 50-1 (8-13) Led center trio and overall leader until over 1f out, weakened quickly, 23rd of 29, 14l behind Edinburgh Knight (9-6) at Ascot 7f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo+) (2) gd in Oct.
Treadwell (IRE) 17-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, never a factor, 9th of 10, 16l behind Yaa Wayl (8-9) at York 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug '10.