Dusty Storm is pretty consistent and could benefit from Richard Hughes' handling. She has been placed over course and distance so the switch back to Polytrack won't faze her. It won't bother Secret Missile either, though both victories so far this year have come at Bath. DANGEROUS AGE quickened up smartly to land a similar contest over track and trip 10 days ago when Agerzam, who stumbled on leaving the stalls, was fourth and Royal Bajan ninth. John Hills' filly is 5lb higher now but clearly at the top of her game and might be capable of completing the hat-trick. Port Alfred shouldn't be far away while Rylee Mooch is as tough as they come and, though he doesn't win very often, could grab a place in this despite a high draw.
Agerzam 10-3 (9-6) Stumbled start, behind and outpaced, ridden and headway on outside entering straight, stayed on into 4th inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 4th of 11, 3l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Port Alfred 9-1 (9-0) With leader, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 5l behind Dungannon (9-3) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
First In Command (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Free Zone (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Royal Bajan (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Chased leader, lost place over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 15l behind Dangerous Age (8-6) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Secret Missile 11-4 (9-1) Outpaced in rear, pushed along halfway, headway under pressure over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, ran on to lead post, won at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating The Art Of Racing (9-6) by ns, 5 ran.
Top Boy 14-1 (8-6) In rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Free Zone (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Triple Dream 11-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place and edged left over 1f out, 13th of 14, 13l behind Imperial Legend (9-2) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Satsuma 25-1 (9-2) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 8l behind Ambitious Icarus (8-7) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Dusty Storm (IRE) 9-4fav (9-1) Held up towards rear and in touch, not much rooom over 1f out, switched left entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 1 3/4l behind Angus Og (8-10) at Thirsk 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Rylee Mooch 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders far side, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of far side group, 11th of 24, 3 1/2l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Shamahan (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug.
Dangerous Age 12-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and kept on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Trinityelitedotcom (9-5) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Cadeaux Pearl 16-1 (8-7) Raced stands' side, chased leaders, ridden halfway, never on terms, 11th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Cheviot (9-5) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.