Spin Cast and My Mate Jake had a real tussle at Kempton last month and the latter may just be well enough treated to reverse the places while top weight shouldn't prove too much of a problem for Fennell Bay, who has been racing on ground too fast since his mid-summer double at Sandown and Royal Ascot. Debating Society is progressing nicely and a 6lb rise for his Lingfield success shouldn't prevent another big run. Consider Yourself was a long way clear of the remainder when runner-up to Mazeydd in a qualifier here and should go well again but High Resolution is saddled with a penalty after scoring at Hamiliton and doesn't look well handicapped. Enriching's hat-trick have come at a low level on faster ground than he'll face here so, in a very open contest, a chance is taken with MCBIRNEY, who was behind Spin Cast at Kempton last time but will be much better suited by this ground and a stronger pace and has dropped to his lowest mark since making a winning handicap debut in April of last year.
Fennell Bay (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, challenged 4f out, ridden 3f out, still well there 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 15l behind Hajras (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Debating Society (IRE) 11-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and stayed on, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep beating Al Baidaa (9-4) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Chain Of Events 16-1 (9-3) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Emerald Wilderness (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Watts Up Son 25-1 (8-13) Led, soon clear, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Noble Alan (9-12) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Consider Yourself (USA) 10-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, edged left 1f out, no impression on winner inside final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Mazeydd (9-5) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Choral Festival 12-1 (9-7) In touch in 6th, stayed on to 4th over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Looking On (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Tidal Run 20-1 (9-12) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, plugged on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Dancing Primo (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Croquembouche (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Led and set strong pace, steadied halfway, kicked on again 3f out, headed entering final 2f, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 11l behind Quixote (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Spin Cast 9-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, challenged and chased leader 2f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating My Mate Jake (9-9) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
My Mate Jake (IRE) 4-1 (9-9) Took keen hold with leader, led 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, headed and no extra final 75 yards, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Spin Cast (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
High Resolution 6-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep beating Robert The Painter (9-10) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Ice Nelly (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 13l behind Debating Society (9-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Mcbirney (USA) 4-1 (9-11) Soon pushed along towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 9l behind Spin Cast (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Enriching (USA) 7-4fav (9-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd inside final mile, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep beating Elsie Bay (9-0) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Hurricane Hymnbook (USA) 10-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Positively (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Sangar 4-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 11th of 14, 11l behind Dark Ruler (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Hector's Chance 50-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always behind, 11th of 13, 18l behind Quixote (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.