Gone Dutch will need to improve again after landing a lowly handicap at Newmarket and Sweet Deal has more scope having won at Goodwood last month. Autun won nicely over track and trip last time and is another to consider along with Brighton winner Soryah. Masquerading makes more appeal than Theodore Gericault but a chance is taken on DUCHESS OF SEVILLE in a wide-open contest. Marco Botti's filly ran out an eight length winner at Wolverhampton last month and should hold her own in this company as she goes handicapping for the first time.
Autun (USA) 5-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Jazz Master (8-13) by 1l, 9 ran.
Soryah (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep beating Qawaafy (9-2) by 1l, 5 ran.
Masquerading 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge 2f out, not pace of winner 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Cat O'Mountain (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Theodore Gericault (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, plenty to do when not clearest of runs from 2f out, hampered over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, finished well and went 3rd close home, shade unlucky, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Cashpoint (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (3) gf.
One Pekan (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Clayton (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Duchess Of Seville 4-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, led well over 2f out, clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Muthafar (9-5) by 8l, 10 ran.
Sweet Deal (IRE) 4-1fav (9-3) In rear, pushed along and headway 2f, edged right and chased leader approaching final furlong, ridden to lead and edged left inside final furlong, readily, won at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Aussie Lyrics (9-1) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Gone Dutch 9-2 (8-8) In touch, driven and headway over 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (6) gf in Sep beating Fremont (8-2) by 2 3/4l, 8 ran.
Majeed 9-4 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Royal Signaller (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Granell (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in last trio, moderate progress inside final furlong, never involved, 12th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Pasaka Boy (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Barnaby Brook (CAN) 33-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon outpaced in rear, detatched over 5f out, soon beaten, last of 7, well behind Close At Hand (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Lyric Piece 5-2fav (9-4) Raced wide close up, ridden 3f out, slightly outpaced 2f out, driven and stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Save The Bees (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.