Loads in with chances here but EGMAREY Is open to the most improvement and after a good run in defeat last time, when only just held, has a clear chance off the same mark. Becuille will have every assistance form the saddle and although he is running well with limited returns at present he might need a reprieve from the assessor. Bentley likes this track but has stamina to prove while Venir Rouge won well enough on his last appearance on the level but hasn't been great over timber since. A tricky race but Egmarey may have more to offer.
Mons Calpe (IRE) 3-1fav (11-5) Reminders after start to chase leader after 1f, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and every chance 3f out, 3rd and no chance with leading pair from 2f out, weakened to 4th over 1f out until final furlong, 5th of 8, 26l behind Switched Off (10-8) at Goodwood 1m 3f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gd in Sep.
Becuille (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, lost place 5f out, rallied over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Mazamorra (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Venir Rouge 15-2 (9-11) Held up behind, headway on outside 2f out, ridden and stayed on strongly inside final furlong to lead near post, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr beating Nayessence (9-3) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Novestar (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Led until headed over 3f out, ridden and weakened from 2f out, 7th of 8, 16l behind Bushy Dell (8-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Aug '08.
Bagutta Sun 28-1 (9-12) Fly leapt start, towards rear, in rear and pushed along 5f out, never dangerous, 7th of 13, 18l behind King Zeal (9-9) at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Moobeyn 11-2 (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden to challenge over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Flag Of Glory (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Zabeel Palace 33-1 (10-0) Close up, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 14, well behind Petella (8-9) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Egmarey (IRE) 6-1 (9-2) Held up in 5th, driven over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, went 2nd when edged left inside final furlong, kept on and every chance, held near finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Affinity (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Two Oclock John 8-1 (9-11) In touch, headway on inside 3f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 5l behind Carlton Scroop (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Bentley 25-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden and rider dropped whip well over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Highland Love (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Musical Mark 66-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 14, 8l behind Iron Condor (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Faith Jicaro (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 7th of 13, 8l behind True To Form (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.