UPHOLD wasn't beaten far at Kempton last time and a first-time visor may sharpen him up. Neil Callan was riding when he won at Salisbury back in June so Gay Kelleway's charge gets the token vote. Ravi River has claims on his best form but arrives out of sorts, while it remains to be seen if Ahlawy will bounce back on Polytrack as this year's form on turf has been woeful. Mustajed could prove best of the remaining bunch.
Uphold 9-2 (9-11) Led after 1f, narrowly headed over 1f out, stayed chasing leaders, one pace and looked held when badly hampered inside final furlong, not recover, 5th of 9, 2 3/4l behind Raucous Behaviour (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f clm stks (6) pol in Sep.
Ravi River (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) In touch, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden and behind, 10th of 14, 13l behind Focail Eile (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Harrys Yer Man 100-1 (9-11) Dwelt badly, held up in rear, lost touch 4f out, 10th of 11, 41l behind Tonnerre (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Mouchez 25-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 32l behind Lord Lansing (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan.
Ahlawy (IRE) 50-1 (10-9) Slowly away, headway on outside 7f out, ridden and weakened 4f out, last of 10, 29l behind Desert Vision (11-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Cloudy Bay (USA) 25-1 (8-13) Led early, close up, lost place over 5f out, 10th of 13, 15l behind Raktiman (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Mustajed 12-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 10, 12l behind Desert Vision (11-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Himalayan Moon 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led over 5f out, headed over 4f out, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 8th of 9, 32l behind Resplendent Ace (9-9) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Bold Indian (IRE) 25-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, stayed on one pace from over 1f out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 9, 7l behind Herrera (8-12) at Beverley 1m 2f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Grand Art (IRE) 66-1 (9-8) Led until 4f out, chased leader until 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 14l behind Fire Fighter (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Kingsdale Orion (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Early reminders, behind, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 13th of 14, 14l behind Think Its All Over (9-6) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Peaceful Means (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Switched left start, held up in towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Art Thief (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.