Four Winds arrives with a couple of successes in claimers under his belt but this is tougher and ALAKHAN is preferred. The latter also won a plating race on his latest start but overcame unfavourable terms to beat a couple of higher rated horses at Redcar and can follow up. Berlusca was an easy winner at Musselburgh last month but was raised 10lb for that. He struggled at York last time where Stevie Thunder finished even further behind, which leaves Lean On Pete and Officer In Command looking best of the rest.
Alakhan (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Chased leaders centre group, led centre group over 1f out, soon led overall, kept on well, won at Redcar 1m sell stks (5) gd in Sep beating Al Muheer (9-2) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Lean On Pete (IRE) 7-2 (9-10) Dwelt in rear, ridden and switched right over 1f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 3l behind Save The Bees (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Stevie Thunder 20-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 16th of 20, 11l behind Running Deer (8-8) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Berlusca (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, faded final furlong, 9th of 20, 8l behind Running Deer (8-8) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Boom To Bust (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Always in rear, 14th of 15, well behind First Post (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Egotist (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened soon after, 5th of 8, 17l behind Rocky Reef (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Officer In Command (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear on outside, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 11, 19l behind Mr David (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Sep.
A Little Bit Dusty 16-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden and effort over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 9, 3l behind Foster's Road (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Nov.
Four Winds 11-10fav (8-8) Switched left soon after start, held up, headway when hung left over 1f out, ridden to lead narrowly inside final furlong, soon edged left, stayed on, won at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol beating Kimbali (8-2) by hd, 12 ran.
Not Rigg (USA) 20-1 (9-1) Chased leading pair, pushed along 3f out, lost modest 3rd 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 9l behind Big Whiskey (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Rawaafed (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Awkwardly away in rear, headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Brigadoon (9-7) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Gabrial The Boss (USA) 5-2 (9-1) Held up off the pace in 5th, headway on outside to chase leaders and edged right from 2f out, driven and went 3rd over 1f out, no extra in 4th final 150 yards, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Poitin (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol.
Honey Of A Kitten (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 5, 7l behind That's Plenty (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol.