GOLDEN PROSPECT can lead the charge for the line. Chief Exec and Vanadium would be dangerous to rule out, while Aine's Delight arrives on the back of a confidence boosting success, so cannot be easily discounted. The last named had shown little prior to winning last time out, though, so does need to prove his performance at Bath wasn't just a flash in the pan. Vanadium has paid his way with a win each year since 2005. The seven-year-old is currently on his lowest ever mark and is a prime candidate to slip under the radar. With each-way money available down to fourth place, George Baker's mount represents cracking value to make the frame. The same comments apply to Chief Exec, who found a new lease of life when partnered by Clare Lindop recently. However, he has never won on turf before so needs everything to go his way. Others to bear in mind include: Indy Driver, who is better than his form figures would have you believe but faces no easy task under top weight, while Onenightinlisbon has a habit of popping in when least expected. He can go well at attractive odds. However, Golden Prospect has a much stronger profile for win only purposes and takes the eye as the one to be with on this occasion. The five-year-old has held his form well this season and, as he is still 3lb below a previous winning mark, Golden Prospect has a solid chance of living up top his name in the finale.
Indy Driver 9-2 (9-11) Held up, headway 3f out, soon ridden, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 11, 6l behind Tanforan (9-0) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Fifty (IRE) 16-1 (9-12) Held up, driven along on outside over 2f out, headway final furlong, never a threat, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Caster Sugar (9-1) at Salisbury 1m fll hcp (5) gf.
Cape Cobra 7-1 (9-0) Held up behind leaders far side, ridden over 2f out, one pace until weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Gee Ceffyl Bach (8-2) at Newcastle 7f hcp (5) gs in Jun '08.
Onenightinlisbon (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 9th of 13, 14l behind Sweet Gale (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Star Strider 9-1 (9-4) In rear, ridden and headway from over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, kept on, 5th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Takaamul (9-2) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Shake On It 33-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 7l behind Captain Jacksparra (9-8) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol.
Royal Island (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Chased leaders 6f, last of 15, well behind Jo'burg (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Chief Exec 14-1 (10-1) Switched right soon after start, held up in rear on inner, switched left over 1f out, rapid headway inside final furlong, went 2nd final 50 yards, closed on winner near finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Global Village (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Champagne Fizz (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 6th of 8, 6l behind Peper Harow (7-13) at Newbury 7f flls hcp (5) gf.
Vanadium 11-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression, 6th of 16, 4l behind Stamford Blue (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Golden Prospect 5-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, switched left start and held up in rear, headway and squeezed through inside final 2f, chased leading pair over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind My Learned Friend (9-13) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Fly By Nelly 11-4fav (8-10) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakening when hampered on rails 2f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Miss Mujanna (9-7) at Salisbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Coup de Torchon (FR) 14-1 (8-12) Led until headed over 2f out, weakened quickly, last of 13, 41l behind Billberry (8-12) at Kempton 7f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Station Place 16-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, soon weakened, 9th of 13, 10l behind Ocean Countess (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f stks 0-55 (6) gf in May.
Applesnap (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, driven along over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 6l behind Caster Sugar (9-1) at Salisbury 1m fll hcp (5) gf.
Aine's Delight (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, stayed on well to lead close home, won at Salisbury 1m 3yo app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun beating Whotsit (8-7) by hd, 7 ran.
Batchworth Blaise 14-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, hampered inside final 2f, switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, not pace to trouble leaders, 5th of 16, 7l behind Inside Story (9-2) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Gun For Sale (USA) 7-2fav (9-8) Held up in touch, ridden and hung left approaching 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 7th of 13, 7l behind Ocean Countess (8-10) at Yarmouth 7f stks 0-55 (6) gf in May.