Plenty in with chances in this competitive finale but we'll confine our attention to BILLBERRY, Mazaris and Manhattan Dream with the first named selected. Stuart Williams is in the middle of a purple patch and Billberry scored twice in the space of five days earlier in the month. He only scraped home in his maiden but won with plenty to spare last time and it would be no great surprise if he had a good deal more to offer. He should prove just as effective back on turf and can make the most of the weight that he receives. Manhattan Dream will find this tougher than the races that she's been contesting this term but she's a half-sister to the talented Maids Causeway and may prove capable of better. The handicapper has been fair in his treatment of her and she merits respect. Mazaris has a little more to prove than a few of these but unexposed horses from the Cumani yard are always worth a second look. This is his first start in the handicap ranks and he starts off on a workable mark. The market should guide to his chances and those of our selection, Billberry.
Russian Reel 66-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and no headway final 2f, 6th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Benllech (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Elysee Palace (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Desert Chill (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (4) gf in Jul.
Lodi (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, headway 3f out, bumped over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Noble Citizen (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (4) gd.
Divine Power 17-2 (9-7) Switched left from wide draw at start, held up in rear, made some moderate headway, 5th of 8, 7l behind Portodora (9-5) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Manhattan Dream (USA) 7-2 (8-10) Tracked leader, led 3f out, driven out, won at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jul beating Midnight Muse (9-1) by 1l, 6 ran.
Hallingdal (UAE) 14-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, rapid headway on inside 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m hcap (5) pol beating Blow Hole (8-13) by 2l, 14 ran.
Novellen Lad (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Moonage Daydream (7-13) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Tina's Best (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Led for 1f, chased leader, ridden over 3f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 8l behind Quotation (10-0) at Salisbury 1m fll hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Centenerola (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, weakened halfway, last of 9, 27l behind Dubai Power (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (4) pol in Jul.
Willkandoo (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Keen, chased winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Aboriginie (8-9) at Great Leighs 1m 2f hcap (4) pol.
Mister New York (USA) 33-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling final 2f, last of 10, 19l behind Myanmar (8-9) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp (4) sft.
Benedetto 25-1 (8-9) Went right start, took keen hold, held up, ridden and struggling final 2f, 7th of 10, 6l behind Myanmar (8-9) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp (4) sft.
Bere Davis (FR) 14-1 (9-4) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on, 6th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Sotik Star (9-9) at Bath 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Whiteoak Lady (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 10, 6l behind The Twelve Steps (8-10) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp (5) sft.
Amylee (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, edged left over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Noble Citizen (8-13) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (4) gd.
Mazaris (IRE) 11-8fav (9-3) Led, hard ridden and headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Colour Trooper (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn aut stk (6) pol.
Cape Rock 7-2 (9-3) Took keen hold early, held up, headway 3f out, chased winner 2f out, no extra, 2nd of 9, 3l behind I'm Sensational (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn stk (5) sft.
Sir Kyffin's Folly 10-1 (9-9) Always towards rear, ridden over 2f out never on terms, 9th of 12, 13l behind Snowdrop Princess (9-8) at Sandown 1m 1f fll hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Billberry 11-10fav (9-5) Held up, smooth headway over 1f out, shaken up to lead inside final furlong, very easily, won at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp (6) pol beating Headache (8-4) by 1l, 14 ran.