Well Painted takes a huge drop in class and is best in on official ratings but didn't appear to stay this trip at Ayr last time and recent rain won't have done his cause any favours. Richard Hannon saddles Leicester second Juvenal but Sean Levey partners stablemate STIFF UPPER LIP and he might be the one to beat if anywhere near the form he showed when successful in a handicap over course and distance in July. Jack Who's He is on a long losing run but has a decent chance at the weights and may be suited by a drop in distance. He's preferred to Halling Dancer and Rock God.
Well Painted (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Always behind, tailed off over 3f out, last of 10, well behind Hi There (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Sep.
Jack Who's He (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Led early, chased leader, led again 9f out until 5f out, chased leader until 3f out, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 12l behind Omar Khayyam (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Juvenal (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Bling King (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (5) gd in Sep.
Halling Dancer 25-1 (9-8) Led and set strong pace, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 32l behind Lunar Deity (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Noosa Boy 33-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, 9th of 11, 22l behind Norfolk Sky (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo sell stks (6) pol in Nov.
Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 12, 10l behind Sweet Deal (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Rock God (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway to track leaders 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 12, 25l behind Sweet Deal (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Fair Comment 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on and no impression, 5th of 11, 5l behind Let Me In (8-8) at Chepstow 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Violet Plum 33-1 (9-0) Led, headed well over 1f out, faded final furlong, 3rd of 4, 8l behind Gold Chain (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft in Sep.