Just the five runners and HIGHLAND GLEN will be short odds to dispose of Club Tahiti and Classic Vintage. The Montjeu gelding has won two races this term - latterly accounting for the smart Ottoman Empire on Kempton's polytrack. There looks plenty more to come. Club Tahiti was third to the progressive Alsace Lorraine at Goodwood. Connections thought enough of her to aim at listed races earlier in the season. Classic Vintage was fourth at Goodwood in the March Stakes. The handicapper has made life particularly hard for him off this mark. Clerk's Choice takes a step up in grade though was held at Yarmouth. Souter Point has no issues in relation to the trip but has found winning a difficult proposition in the past. Highland Glen is far from bombproof as selections go but he looks the most open to progression.
Classic Vintage (USA) 8-1 (8-7) In touch in 5th, tracked leading pair over 4f out, challenging and up sides from 2f out, still every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 5l behind Mourilyan (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks gd in Aug.
Highland Glen 2-1fav (9-4) Dwelt, led over 10f out, quickened tempo 3f out, hard driven final furlong, stayed on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep beating Ottoman Empire (9-4) by 1l, 5 ran.
Club Tahiti 13-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 2f out, driven and edged right over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, finished well, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Alsace Lorraine (9-13) at Goodwood 1m 1f fll hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Clerk's Choice (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 10, 2l behind Agilete (8-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Souter Point (USA) 4-1 (8-2) Held up, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 5, 1 1/4l behind Bab Al Salam (9-4) at Bath 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in Sep.