Three-year-olds have a decent record in this, though older horses have won the last two renewals. Carry On Sydney has disappointed in his last two starts but HUNTING RIGHTS won on soft ground at Brighton last month and was far from disgraced when upped in grade at Newbury last time. He gets 5lb from Sadiq and that may be enough to swing things his way, though the Godolphin gelding may not have been suited by Chester last time. Mark Johnston also runs Wolverhampton second Fennell Bay, while Epsom scorer Weapon Of Choice, Open Water and the consistent Las Verglas Star should make their presence felt again. Tahaamah and Amaze look best of the rest at the weights.
Awake My Soul (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Took keen hold tracking leader, lost 2nd 4f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 12l behind Ennistown (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Fennell Bay (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Went right start led, ridden 2f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Azrag (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Tahaamah 15-2 (9-11) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, led over 2f out, hung left and headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Greek War (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Prompter 33-1 (9-3) Behind, never a factor, 10th of 13, 8l behind Ehtedaam (9-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led inside final 2f, ridden inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep beating Benzanno (9-8) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Snow Trooper 14-1 (9-5) Keen tracked leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 17l behind Tuscania (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Stepping Ahead (FR) 10-1 (8-5) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 19l behind Ascription (9-1) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gs in Sep.
Open Water (FR) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Nabucco (9-9) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) hvy.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 11-2 (8-4) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 4f out, ridden and no impression when lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra in 4th towards finish, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Ennistown (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Amaze 33-1 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on outer entering final 2f, driven and edged left inside final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Border Legend (9-9) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sadiq 6-1 (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra near finish, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Yarroom (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Zafisio (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Soon led, headed 8f out, chased leaders, ridden to lead again approaching final furlong, stayed on until headed well inside final furlong, no extra in 4th closing stages, 4th of 15, 1l behind Pasaka Boy (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Carry On Sydney 11-4fav (9-7) Took keen hold tracking leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, soon hung right, weakening when not much room inside final 2f, last of 7, 14l behind Circus Turn (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Hunting Rights (USA) 15-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led 8f out until halfway, pressed leader, ridden pressing leaders and every chance inside final furlong, weakened final 75 yards, 8th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Pasaka Boy (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.