This is less competitive than the earlier division and BENONI can take advantage. The top weight never figured in soft ground at Newbury last time but found only one too good over track and trip before that. Relight My Fire separated a couple of distinctly modest efforts with a second at Newcastle but Lovesome has gone off the boil since going close at Yarmouth in August. Declamation scored at Beverley in July but has failed to figure in a couple of subsequent starts while Dimitar was well beaten off today's mark last week having won here on his penultimate outing.
Benoni 5-1 (9-2) Steadied start, took keen hold towards rear, stayed on inside final furlong, no threat, 8th of 13, 5l behind Whipper Snapper (9-2) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Relight My Fire 8-1 (8-12) Prominent, hung right under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 13l behind Sardanapalus (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Lovesome 25-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hung right and weakened final furlong, 9th of 10, 9l behind Star Pearl (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Unknown Villain (IRE) 9-4fav (8-10) Keen led, ridden 3 lengths clear entering final 2f, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Aglaophonos (8-7) at Pontefract 1m 3yo clm (5) gd.
Declamation (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leader until over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 10l behind Grilletto (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Dodina (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden and headway 1f out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 9, 4l behind Perfect Pasture (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Dimitar (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, never near leaders, 8th of 12, 10l behind The Great Gabrial (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Exceedexpectations 33-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 17l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Sewn Up 12-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.