Roy's Legacy has won at over the minimum at Doncaster and Kempton over the last couple of months while Irish Girls Spirit rarely runs a bad race. Hadrians Rule is another three-year-old with decent claims and Ingenti won easily at Catterick last month, though is 8lb higher now. Linda Perratt is mob-handed and both Distant Sun and Arriva La Diva are C&D winners but so is HERE NOW AND WHY and Ian Semple's ran well here again last time when third to Imperial Legend. Dropped a couple of pounds since, he should go close in this finale. Arch Walker has had plenty of chances lately but has still come up short and that may be the case again here.
Arch Walker (IRE) 13-8fav (9-7) Tracled leaders going well, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 8l behind Juarla (8-10) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Ingenti 4-1 (8-11) Smartly away, raced keenly, made all, ridden clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug beating Tuibama (9-5) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Mission Impossible 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway well over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Come On Dave (9-8) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Alnair (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, no impression final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Middleton Flyer (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Roy's Legacy 11-4fav (9-0) Made all, clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating First Fast Now (8-3) by 2 3/4l, 7 ran.
Irish Girls Spirit (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, not clear run 2f out, soon switched right, led over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Lizzy's Dream (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Rock Canyon (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 9, 26l behind Northern Bolt (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Hadrians Rule (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Pavers Star (8-3) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Imperial Legend (9-2) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Distant Sun (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Lord Buffhead (8-6) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Nafa (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Held up, took keen hold, switched right and effort 2f out, soon no impression and weakened, 8th of 10, 16l behind Greyemkay (8-4) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Angelo Poliziano 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 9th of 13, 6l behind Middleton Flyer (8-7) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Arriva La Diva 22-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 14, 7l behind Lizzy's Dream (9-3) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Saxonette 25-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 16, 2 3/4l behind Xpres Maite (9-0) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.