Border Legend steps up in trip in an attempt to land his first handicap but Stellar Express is now 9lb higher than when scoring at Chester in July. Demonic will be a popular choice making his handicap debut but hasn't raced since May and PERSONABLE is preferred. Charlie Appleby's colt has a recent belated comeback under his belt after going close at Ponterfract and is taken go one better in this. Sheila's Buddy has decent claims on his recent second at Newmarket as he drops back down in class and makes more appeal than both Angelic Upstart and Amoya.
Villoresi (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 8th of 11, 8l behind Cat O'Mountain (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Stellar Express (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 13l behind Zain Eagle (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f stks 0-85 (3) gs in Sep.
Border Legend 5-2fav (9-9) In touch in mid-division, switched left over 2f out, soon closed, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 3l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Amaze 4-1 (10-0) Soon pushed along in mid-division, ridden halfway, weakened 3f out, last of 7, 49l behind Triple Eight (9-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
King Of Jazz (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 15l behind Mezzotint (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Hydrant 16-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 6l behind Cashpoint (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (3) gf.
Demonic 15-8fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along and slightly outpaced 4f out, effort when raced awkwardly over 1f out, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Elkaayed (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Personable 4-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, switched right and effort inside final 2f, challenged over 1f out, soon led, ridden and headed narrowly well inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 10, nk behind Innsbruck (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Harry Buckle 25-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed 7f out, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Tuscania (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Invincible Hero (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 8th of 19, 6l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Tapis Libre 18-1 (9-0) Raced wide prominent, went 2nd 8f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 9, 14l behind Open Eagle (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Sheila's Buddy 33-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders entering final furlong, ran on under pressure, never reached winner, 2nd of 25, 1l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Angelic Upstart (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Broke well, soon lost place, not much room over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 3l behind Cornrow (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Reflect (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Steadied start, always in rear, 10th of 11, 16l behind Troopingthecolour (9-10) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Memory Cloth 22-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 9l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Amoya (GER) 7-1 (9-10) Led, pushed along and headed over 1f out, kept on and held inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Paris Rose (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.