RANGI has the best form and will be a strong fancy to open his account. The New Approach colt had a couple of subsequent winners in front when beaten a length and a half at Sandown in August and can get off the mark in this company. Avatar Star is another likely improver having finished fifth at Warwick last month while Bold And Free could also be thereabouts after occupying the same position at Newmarket last time. Brownsea Brink disappointed in soft ground at Goodwood on his latest start over 6f but should be better suited by today's conditions and the newcomer El Buen Turista is worth a second glance.
Avatar Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, effort over 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Mission Approved (9-0) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Bold And Free 50-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 5th of 17, 5l behind Goodwood Mirage (9-0) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Brownsea Brink 7-2 (9-3) Took ken hold, held up rear of mid-division, plugged on final 2f, never near leaders, 5th of 12, 8l behind Don Marco (9-3) at Goodwood 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Oct.
El Buen Turista Cape Cross colt out of Summer Sunset.
Great Crested (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, well beaten over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Homage (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
Mont Signal 13-2 (9-3) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 10l behind Barbs Princess (8-12) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Ocean Power (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Started slowly, outpaced, 8th of 9, 20l behind Barbs Princess (8-12) at Leicester 6f 2yo mdn (4) sft in Oct.
Rancher (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) In rear, pushed along, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 9l behind Muhtaris (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft.
Rangi 7-4fav (9-3) Held up in touch, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Etijaah (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.