The Luca Cumani pair Kirthill and NAQSHABBAN take each other on once again after competing in a hot handicap over C&D last month. The former never saw daylight and Kieren Fallon sticks with him here, but the latter finally fulfilled his early promise with a terrific run in second and chances are we haven't seen the best of him yet. Nanton has claims back in handicap company after a good effort in a Group 3 at Ascot and last year's progressive three-year-old Willing Foe could figure on his seasonal debut. This is tougher than the race Oceanway won at York recently and recent 1m winner Vainglory has yet to score over today's trip, while Pivotman and Danderek arrive on the back of victories but both are 10lb higher in the weights today.
Nanton (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Steadied soon after start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to go 3rd 1f out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Quest For Peace (8-7) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd.
Circumvent 9-2fav (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, led narrowly entering final furlong, soon headed, stayed on same pace closing stages, 4th of 18, 2 1/2l behind Vainglory (8-4) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Resurge (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway towards inside over 3f out, switched left to inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 19, 8l behind Taqleed (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Naqshabban (USA) 11-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, narrowly headed final 150 yards, kept on, 2nd of 19, nk behind Taqleed (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Willing Foe (USA) 11-2 (8-7) In touch, outpaced 2f out, weakened over 1f out,, 19th of 22, 26l behind Times Up (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp (2) gs in Nov.
Shavansky 12-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, went modest 3rd inside final furlong until post, 4th of 14, 6l behind Demolition (8-12) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Classic Colori (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Keen prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Mundana (8-9) at Ascot 1m stks 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Oceanway (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, outpaced well over 2f out, stayed on approaching final furlong, led closing stages, all out, won at York 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Weapon Of Choice (8-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Vainglory (USA) 9-1 (8-4) Held up in touch on inside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden on outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led close home, won at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd beating Extraterrestrial (8-9) by nk, 18 ran.
Right Step 9-2 (9-10) Always in rear, 7th of 8, 18l behind Con Artist (9-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Kirthill (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 3f out, staying on same pace when hampered on rails over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 19, 10l behind Taqleed (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Togiak (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Well outpaced in rear, never a factor, last of 18, 36l behind Vainglory (8-4) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Glencadam Gold (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 18, 19l behind Fulgur (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Pivotman 8-1 (9-7) Made all, clear over 3f out, eased inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Ffos Las 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep beating Stentorian (8-13) by 8l, 9 ran.
Colour Scheme (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, no impression, 6th of 8, 13l behind Con Artist (9-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Danderek 5-1 (9-7) Held up in close 5th, headway to chase leader on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, came clear final furlong, easily, won at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Miss Aix (9-4) by 5l, 7 ran.