Finn Class wasn't disgraced in a competitive nursery at Doncaster last time and appears to have a good draw here. He wouldn't want any more rain, however, while Hulcolt has more to do than when making all at Beverley, though is another with a decent draw. Peak Royale wasn't winning out of turn when beating Sahra Al Khadra at Brighton and Outback Traveller has more scope than any of his rivals having got off the mark in a Lingfield maiden last month. Needless Shouting is consistent but we are going to give another chance to FLYCATCHER, who was well backed at Newcastle last time and is clearly thought capable of better. Bath third Aspirant could struggle to stay this longer trip.
Major Crispies 7-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/4l behind Remember (9-5) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Finn Class (IRE) 13-2 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Braidley (8-11) at Doncaster 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Hulcolt (IRE) 11-4 (8-8) Made all, clear over 1f out, stayed on well, unchallenged, won at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep beating Bold Captain (8-13) by 6l, 13 ran.
Peak Royale 10-11fav (9-5) Restrained start, held up in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well and edged left towards finish, won at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Sahra Al Khadra (9-5) by 4 1/2l, 4 ran.
Outback Traveller (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Led narrowly, headed over 3f out, with leader, regained narrow lead 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep beating Travis Bickle (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Salford Secret (IRE) 5-4fav (9-1) In touch, lost place over 5f out, headway 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 15l behind Hulcolt (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Sep.
Flycatcher 2-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, no impression with winner, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Light Weight (9-0) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Needless Shouting (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 4th of 10, 9l behind Al Baz (9-0) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Aspirant 3-1 (8-7) Took keen hold early, held up in last pair, headway on outside 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Deeds Not Words (8-11) at Bath 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Cape Factor (IRE) 5-2 (9-1) Raced wide towards rear, headway to track leaders 4f out, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 5l behind Finn Class (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Sahra Al Khadra 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leader to halfway, took keen hold, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to chase winner towards finish, no impression, 2nd of 4, 4 1/2l behind Peak Royale (9-5) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Katja 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Sleepy Sioux (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gd in Sep.
Rathealy (IRE) 66-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, slight lead in centre, pushed along inside final 2f, soon headed, outpaced over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Wednaan (9-5) at Yarmouth 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Ahoy There (IRE) 7-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 9l behind Fair Flutter (8-3) at Beverley 1m 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.