A tricky race where the pin comes down on PAN AMERICAN. The gelding has a course and distance win to his name and went close to repeating that last time when narrowly beaten from a 2lb lower mark. He does have the worst of the draw to overcome but he tends to get out of the stalls well and might still prove good enough. Dear Maurice has decent form over further but might struggle to go the pace here, while Cerito is on a handy mark but continues to disappoint and could not be backed with any confidence. Bobs Dreamflight is 4lbs below a previous course and distance win and would be very interesting if supported.
Dear Maurice 13-2 (9-5) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling 4f out, 13th of 14, 18l behind Poyle Meg (8-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct '09.
Cerito 66-1 (8-13) Always in rear, ridden and struggling well over 2f out, last of 12, 13l behind Cape Rock (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Whiskey Junction 14-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, driven to challenge over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Vintage (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Pan American 13-2 (9-2) Led after 1f, challenged from over 2f out, hard ridden entering final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, shd behind Vintage (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Frognal (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Reared start, never reached beyond mid-division, 11th of 17, 6l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Sherjawy (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Led 1f, remained prominent, effort over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 12, 5l behind Vintage (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Titus Gent 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, weakened towards finish, 4th of 12, 5l behind Darcey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Athwaab 16-1 (9-2) Steadied in rear, never a factor, last of 12, 9l behind Vintage (9-7) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Steelcut 17-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 5th of 8, 17l behind Hot Pursuits (8-8) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Bobs Dreamflight 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 6l behind Darcey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Lordsbury Pride (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Not much room leaving stalls, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Tislaam (9-0) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.