An ultra tight race where loads can be given chances but the vote is tentatively given to Paul Hanagan's mount CAPE KIMBERLEY. Tony Newcombe's charge has now dropped below his last winning mark and has been running with credit under heavier loads recently. Her sole effort at this venue is encouraging so she might be the one. Kieran Fallon is an eye-catching bookingon Cawdor who is well treated based on his turf form while Charles Parnell was easy enough in victory at Ayr but is up 7lb in the handicap. The Happy Hammer was only just held off this mark last time so has a clear chance on that but Cape Kimberley looks well-treated.
Hobson 25-1 (9-2) Steadied start, in rear, outpaced 4f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 16l behind Another Try (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Buxton 11-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 11l behind Chief Exec (9-6) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Gazboolou 16-1 (9-5) Towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never going pace to reach leaders, 9th of 12, 5l behind Requisite (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Charles Parnell (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Slowly away, behind, pushed along and headway over 2f out, led 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs beating Dubai Hills (9-0) by 2l, 14 ran.
Cawdor (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 9, nk behind Gracie's Gift (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Rubenstar (IRE) 15-2 (8-3) Raced wide held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Hierarch (8-9) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
King's Caprice 12-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4l behind Cardinal (9-2) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Cape Kimberley 25-1 (11-2) Chased winner, ridden 2f out, lost 2nd over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 16, 5l behind Miami Gator (11-2) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 14-1 (8-7) Disputed lead, ridden 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, nk behind Three Ducks (9-7) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Royal Blade (IRE) 22-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Silvee (8-2) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Mr Lu 28-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway on inside 3f out, ridden and one pace over 2f out, struggling and no chance after, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Chookie Avon (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Liberty Trail (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Led early, pressed leader, ridden to lead and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 12, 4l behind Smart Endeavour (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.