Lord Aeryn was a winner when last seen and although he only just held on it was only his second start of the season so there could be more to come. That said the vote goes to SIR GEORGE who is clearly on form and his run behind Glenridding last time out looks rock solid with him surrounded by subsequent winners. Amethyst Dawn had only one in front when 2lb lighter in the handicap on his latest so has to enter calculations and Avonrose could go well from bottom weight if bouncing back from a rare poor run. A tight race but Sir George is very much on form.
Dhaular Dhar (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, switched left inside final furlong, no extra, 8th of 10, 5l behind Tiger Reigns (9-5) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Opus Maximus (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 28l behind Brick Red (8-11) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Sir George (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd inside final furlong, never troubled winner, 2nd of 13, 2 1/4l behind Glenridding (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Cockney Class (USA) 28-1 (8-7) Dwelt, never a factor, 16th of 20, 14l behind Fireback (8-1) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Spinning 10-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 11, 6l behind Vitznau (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Mar.
Rasselas (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway and not clear run over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Dance And Dance (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) In touch on outside, came centre and headway 4f out, challenged 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on to lead inside final furlong until headed near finish, no extra, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Scrapper Smith (8-9) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Legal Legacy 7-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Revue Princess (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Espero (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 9l behind Harriet's Girl (9-0) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Khandaq (USA) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, under pressure 3f out, gradually weakened, 11th of 14, 16l behind Cara's Request (8-8) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Rock 'n' Royal 22-1 (8-12) Mid-division on outside, driven over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 6th of 13, 6l behind Glenridding (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Daring Dream (9-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Avonrose 7-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 11, 9l behind Justonefortheroad (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.