MINER'S LAMP did very well to score at Sandown as he was still well adrift turning form home having missed the break. The extra distance will suit and Charlie Appleby's colt should double his tally. Gold Top has faced some stiff tasks since winning at Newbury in June and looks the danger, though Recanted's last two runs have been in Group 2 company. Aristocracy won over 1m2f at Bath last month but may be out of his depth in this.
Miner's Lamp (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, soon every chance, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Sandown 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep beating Flag War (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Recanted (USA) 25-1 (9-0) In rear, short-lived effort 2f out, last of 7, 8l behind Toormore (9-0) at Goodwood 7f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gs in Jul.
Aristocracy 10-1 (8-12) Chased leader, challenged over 2f out, soon led, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly under pressure final furlong, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gf in Sep beating Rising Dawn (9-7) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Gold Top (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden and no impression over 2f out until stayed on towards finish, 4th of 8, 4l behind Safety Check (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.