Iver Bridge Lad beat Secret Asset at Nottingham earlier this month and again ran well when runner-up to Genki over 6f here last time. Evens And Odds has more to than when winning at Thirsk but Prohibit was in good form in Dubai earlier this year and wouldn't be without a chance. Borderlescott was runner-up to Equiano in this last year and appears to have the beating of Astrophysical Jet and Group Therapy on the book. He should make another bold bid, though did finish behind surprise winner Sole Power in the Nunthorpe Stakes at York in August. Jonny Mudball may be capable of further improvement this year but faces a stiff task on his reappearance and preference is for ARCTIC FEELING. Three-year-olds have a splendid recent record in this contest and Richard Fahey's speedy gelding, who won three times over this trip as a juvenile, could make the most of his weight allowance today.
Astrophysical Jet 3-1fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ran on to lead well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep beating Golden Destiny (8-11) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Borderlescott 10-1 (9-3) Chased leaders far side, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace under pressure final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 13, 6l behind Markab (9-3) at Haydock 6f Grp 1 (1) gf in Sep.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, hard ridden inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Thirsk 6f stks (2) gd beating Redford (9-0) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Group Therapy 7-2 (9-0) Bumped soon after start, held up in rear, switched left over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 15, 2 1/4l behind Astrophysical Jet (8-13) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Iver Bridge Lad 11-2 (9-5) Close up, effort over 1f out, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, headed final 75 yards, 2nd of 13, nk behind Genki (9-5) at Newmarket 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gf.
Jonny Mudball 13-2fav (9-9) Dwelt, tracked leaders stands side, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 26, 4l behind Redford (9-2) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Mister Hughie (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression final furlong, 9th of 17, 6l behind Bewitched (9-1) at Ascot 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.
Prohibit 16-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on well final furlong, 5th of 16, 2 3/4l behind J J The Jet Plane (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Mar.
Rain Delayed (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway halfway, chased winner entering final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Noble Storm (9-7) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gf.
Secret Asset (IRE) 5-1fav (9-2) Outpaced in rear, headway well over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 4th of 12, 4l behind Noble Storm (9-7) at Newbury 5f hcp (2) gf.
Sole Power 10-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 14th of 16, 7l behind J J The Jet Plane (8-13) at Meydan(UAE) 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Mar.
Tangerine Trees 9-1 (8-12) Made most, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 5f Listed stks (1) sft in Sep beating Tax Free (8-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Breathless Kiss (USA) 15-2 (9-7) Held up in rear and switched to rail, switched left over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 9l behind Falasteen (8-13) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Lisselan Diva (IRE) (9-2) 2nd of 14, 3l behind Fred Lalloupet (9-6) at Fontainebleau(FR) 5f Listed stks 3yo sft.
Arctic Feeling (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden and headway approaching 1f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Electric Waves (8-11) at Ascot 5f 2yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Oct.