Thouwra will probably find one too good again having been raised 2lb since his latest second at Sandown but can't be ignored. Joe Sugden caused a huge shock on his debut at Newmarket and this will be another test but Barwick has place claims again and Azma arrives in decent form. BUCKSTAY shaped nicely at Newbury last time having been dropped a couple of pounds. The drop in distance is a bit of a worry but soft ground should bring his stamina into play and he can get back to winning ways. Ocean Applause may be the pick of the remainder ahead of the unpredictable Copperwood.
Alfred Hutchinson 14-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, some late headway, never on terms wit leaders, 5th of 10, 8l behind Big Johnny D (9-8) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Jake's Destiny (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Close up, went 2nd over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, hampered over 2f out, quickly lost place, eased over 1f out, last of 17, 49l behind Highland Duke (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Joe Sugden 80-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, led entering final furlong, found extra near finish, won at Newmarket 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Zurbriggen (9-5) by hd, 7 ran.
Thouwra (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders in 5th, headway towards insid eover 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 125 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Brownsea Brink (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Buckstay (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Thomas Hobson (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Patriotic (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Never on terms, 13th of 19, 13l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Macchiara 8-1 (9-12) Took keen hold in last trio, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, no chance after, last of 8, 20l behind Storming (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Barwick 5-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind First Post (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Copperwood 8-1 (9-4) Led early, prominent, ridden and and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 12l behind Consign (9-6) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Ocean Applause 25-1 (8-10) Dwelt towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never near leaders, 7th of 12, 12l behind Tobacco Road (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Azma (USA) 7-2 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, held on well, won at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Junket (9-8) by 1/2l, 11 ran.