Brunello is a couple of pounds higher than when runner-up over course and distance last time but should still be thereabouts again. However, this will probably revolve around which of the three-year-olds, INHERITED or Train Hard, finds the most improvement from recent seconds at Hamilton and Bath respectively. Sir Mark Prescott's gelding is tried in blinkers and gets a narrow vote with Ryan Moore doing the steering, though it would be no great surprise should Mark Johnston's charge prevail. Captain Caroline was beaten less than a length at Kempton last time and looks the pick of the remainder, though Royal Etiquette is gradually coming down the weights.
Royal Etiquette (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway on outside travelling well over 2f out, found little for pressure and run flattened out inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Mister Fizz (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Brunello 9-2 (9-5) Slowly away, held up mid-division, smooth headway over 3f out, challenged over 1f out, chased winner final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 8, 2l behind El Massivo (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
White Diamond 11-1 (8-10) Soon led, driven and headed 3f out, soon ridden and lost place, behind final furlong, last of 8, 14l behind Cosmic Halo (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Addikt (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, last of 8, well behind El Massivo (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Midnight Sequel 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division, hard driven over 5f out, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 10, 19l behind Anginola (9-10) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Inherited 7-4 (8-10) Led, ridden and headed briefly 2f out, driven and headed approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Aramist (9-7) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Miss Ella Jade 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 5th of 16, 10l behind Artful Prince (9-10) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Captain Caroline 50-1 (8-7) Set steady pace, quickened 3f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Ebony Roc (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
The Drunken Dr (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Towards rear, ridden in 10th approaching straight, kept on one pace, 9th of 14, 17l behind Call Me Bubbles (9-0) at Galway 1m 4f stks sft in Aug '12.
Landaho 100-1 (8-3) Awkwardly away behind, never on terms, 8th of 10, 12l behind Absent Amy (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Train Hard 4-1 (8-9) Led after 1f, ridden and pressed when hit inside rail over 1f out, headed final 100 yards, no extra and just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Grayswood (9-0) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.