Royal Alcor is a course and distance winner but has been raised 10lb for winning a Class 6 race at Southwell last time albeit with plenty in hand. He may still figure but WAAHEJ is preferred having been placed over track and trip off a higher mark in July. Weybridge Light won here in the same month but is 7lb higher today while Smirfy's Silver has been well beaten since scoring at this track early in the year. Giantstepsahead is one of the least exposed and may finish closer back on this surface.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway 8f out, led 3f out, clear over 1f out, easily, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) fbs in Aug beating Torero (9-6) by 12l, 11 ran.
Divea 66-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden over 4f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 12l behind Significant Move (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Giantstepsahead (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd final stride, no chance with easy winner, 3rd of 9, 16l behind Nautilus (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Waahej 9-2 (10-6) Held up in touch, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 4th, 4th of 9, 10l behind Azrag (11-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Corn Maiden 11-2 (9-2) Led 2f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 11l behind Flash Crash (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Weybridge Light 7-2fav (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Ailsa Craig (9-5) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Souter Point (USA) 13-2 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and effort over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 9, 6l behind Lochiel (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Smirfy's Silver 33-1 (8-11) Awkwardly away and slow into stride, keen headway to be in touch 6f out, ridden when switched right over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 10l behind Ana Shababiya (8-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
So Cheeky 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, reminders over 4f out, soon weakened, 6th of 7, 46l behind Picalily (8-13) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs in Aug.
Ground Ginger 11-2 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 9l behind Hattie Jacques (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.