Hardly the ideal getting out stakes as several appear to have leading claims. Bright Abbey, successful on his belated reappearance over C&D in August, is very lightly raced while Achales is another to have been successful over track and trip and won't mind the ground. He was runner-up to Moderator at Epsom last time. They look the pick of the older horses but are giving weight to some progressive three-year-olds which include Paloma's Prince, who has twice run well here, and Ukrainian. Mark Johnston's Musselburgh winner just failed to defy a penalty at Kempton last week and Darren Egan takes off 5lb here but we just prefer LIVIA'S DREAM. Ed Walker's filly won over 1m4f at Kempton last month and a 4lb rise in the weights is by no means excessive - she's already won over 1m2f here. Palus San Marco may be the pick of the remainder.
Ascalon 25-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 13l behind Rock A Doodle Doo (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul.
Aldwick Bay (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway to track far side leaders 4f out, ridden and went 2nd that side over 1f out, no chance with centre group leaders final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Jawhar (9-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Bright Abbey 4-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, stayed on to lead post, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug beating Quixote (9-0) by ns, 6 ran.
Achalas (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear, reminder halfway, headway on ouside 5f out, chased leaders over 3f out, edged left from 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Moderator (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Sim Sala Bim 8-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, no chance after, 6th of 8, 10l behind Islesman (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Ukrainian (IRE) 4-1fav (9-1) Moved scratchy to post, led over 1f, soon settled in 3rd, challenged 2f out, soon chasing winner, upsides final furlong, no extra and held final strides, 2nd of 10, hd behind Huff And Puff (9-11) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Hot Spice 12-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 12l behind Jawhar (9-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Cresta Star 25-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance when short of room over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 9, 5l behind Surprise Moment (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Scottish Boogie (IRE) 4-1fav (9-8) Slowly into stride, in rear, steady headway 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, chased winner well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong and rallied as winner hung badly right, just failed, 2nd of 14, shd behind Duke Of Clarence (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Paddyfrommenlo (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Pushed along early, raced wide tracked leaders after 1f, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 17l behind Eastern Destiny (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Livia's Dream (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating Openly (9-7) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Palus San Marco (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 6, 4l behind Arch Villain (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Paloma's Prince (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, hung left and headed over 2f out, soon lost 2nd and no chance with 1st 2, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Last Shadow (9-5) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 9l behind Daliance (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Opera Buff 12-1 (9-7) Mid-division on inside, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Brimstone Hill (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Astra Hall 5-2 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Stock Hill Fair (9-12) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.