Ambitious Icarus won this last year and arrives in peak form again having completed a double at Ripon on Saturday. He will make a bold bid to defy his penalty while Perfect Pasture is another on a hat-trick after victories at Hamilton and Carlisle. Eland Ally only found one too good at Redcar last week while Muhdiq hinted at a revival at Epsom and Ryan Moore is an eye-catching jockey booking. Medici Time is well enough handicapped if rediscovering his form but SOLEMN is also starting to look well treated and has been in better form of late. Milton Bradley's veteran had excuses at Goodwood last time and should make his presence felt here.
Taurus Twins 20-1 (8-7) Soon outpaced, always behind, last of 9, 14l behind R Woody (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Muhdiq (USA) 5-1 (9-0) In rear, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Monumental Man (8-13) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Ambitious Icarus 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating Tumblewind (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Dodina (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always in rear, ridden 3f out, no impresssion, last of 6, 7l behind Al Udeid (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Perfect Pasture 6-1 (8-12) Prominent after 1f, led 2f out, ridden and ran on, won at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Just The Tonic (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Million Faces 8-1 (9-5) Dwelt in touch in rear, pushed along halfway, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 4l behind Royal Bajan (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Solemn 16-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Medici Time 7-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 6l behind Master Bond (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Eland Ally 9-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Beau Mistral (9-3) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Willbeme 10-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Master Bond (9-5) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Best Be Careful (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Dreamy Ciara 25-1 (9-5) Towards rear stands side group, never a factor, 10th of 20, 6l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Hot Sugar (USA) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 6l behind Greenhead High (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Mar.