Marco Botti's Fanunalter and Jeremy Noseda's Stoic both opened their accounts when taking maidens on their most recent starts and now make their debuts in a handicap for the first time but neither looks to be particularly well treated and a better bet may be BRAVO ECHO. John Gosden's colt had been running creditably in handicaps over seven furlongs before showing improved form when stepped up to a mile for the first time at Newmarket on his most recent start in July. Ridden to lead approaching the distance, the son of Oasis Dream stayed on strongly to win by half-a-length from Sunshine Always and he can defy the 2lb rise for that success. John Dunlop's Albaher is difficult to weigh up after just two starts and was beaten a long way here last time so he looks best watched, while Chapter And Verse was similarly disappointing last time but had won well enough the time before at Ripon and the Barry Hills-trained gelding would have every chance if able to reproduce that form here. Mark Johnston's Yorgunnabelucky has struggled in all three starts in handicaps and may do so again in a race taken to go to Bravo Echo.
Fanunalter 12-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, keen hold, headway on outside into mid-division halfway, tracked winner travelling well inside final 2f, closed final furlong, led final 100 yards, in command when eased down near finish, won at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Dhaawiah (8-12) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Full Toss 33-1 (9-0) Behind, out paced over 2f out, never troubled leaders, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Musleh (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Archie Rice (USA) 22-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 12, 5l behind Seek N' Destroy (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Bravo Echo 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, kept on well under pressure, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul beating Sunshine Always (9-1) by 1/2l, 4 ran.
Yorgunnabelucky (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, led well over 2f out, soon headed, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Eastern Aria (9-7) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Aug.
Stoic (IRE) 15-8 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ran on well, won at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Aug beating Alainmaar (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 9 ran.
Star Links (USA) 17-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on towards finish, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Wannabe King (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 9l behind Collateral Damage (8-12) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Albaher 4-1 (9-2) Raced keenly early, tracked winner 6f out, ridden and effort over 2f out, soon lost 2nd, and weakened, no chance when eased inside final furlong, last of 4, 20l behind Parthenon (9-2) at Sandown 1m con stks (3) gd in Apr.
Glowing Praise 12-1 (9-2) Pulled hard in mid-division, never on terms, 7th of 12, 6l behind Seek N' Destroy (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.