Miss Topsy Turvy won over C&D in July last year but hasn't raced since second on her reappearance over 1m6f at Salisbury in May. Old-timer Granston was only a length behind Party Line at Beverley last month but may find a few of these too quick for him nowadays while Stormy Weather was put up 4lb after finishing second at Newcastle. Honest Deal's form is on the all-weather and both Mohawk Ridge and Noble Alan need further, while Nice Rose and Choisan have disappointed recently. GRANDILOQUENT won at Kempton and Newcastle in the spring and was returning from a break when only fifth at Newbury last month. He didn't fare badly and, presuming that run was needed, could bounce back down a grade here.
Noble Alan (GER) 7-1 (9-2) Held up behind, ridden and some headway inside final 2f, never near leaders, 9th of 14, 11l behind Herostatus (9-0) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Stormy Weather (FR) 10-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Full Toss (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Tappanappa (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Slowly away in rear, some headway entering final 2f, no impression after, 6th of 8, 7l behind Brockwell (8-9) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Miss Topsy Turvy (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Held up, headway to go handy after 2f, driven over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, no impression on winner, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Kangaroo Court (8-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Royal Straight 20-1 (9-1) Went freely to start, pulled hard in rear, headway halfway, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, well behind Ex Oriente (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Full Speed (GER) 33-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 16l behind Voodoo Prince (9-9) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.
Grandiloquent 15-8fav (8-13) Took keen hold in touch, driven in 4th 2f out, soon one pace and weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Lily In Pink (10-0) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Crystal Rock (IRE) 17-2 (8-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, driven and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 14l behind Bandama (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcap (2) gd in Oct '08.
Granston (IRE) 11-2 (9-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, soon chased winner, always held, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Party Line (9-4) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Honest Deal 4-1 (9-11) Led until over 1f out, soon hard ridden, not pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Fleur De La Vie (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (6) pol in Aug.
Mohawk Ridge 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 16l behind Bollin Felix (9-5) at Newcastle 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Party Line 9-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders in 3rd, pushed along over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Granston (9-11) by 1l, 9 ran.
Roc De Prince 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Ace Of Valhalla (9-3) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Nice Rose 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd 6f out, stayed on far side in straight, ridden 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, last of 7, 30l behind Gassin Golf (9-3) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Choisan (IRE) 50-1 (8-1) Led, headed over 8f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 16, 17l behind Guarantee (9-4) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug.