Mark Johnston's Act Of Kalanisi is capable but inconsistent so looks best left out of calculations with a more likely winner looking to be David O'Meara's Descaro, who is closely matched with Jim Goldie's Tillietudlem but neither are seemingly at their best on this surface. Tim Easterby's Bollin Judith should stay this far but has yet to confirm that she does and of more interest may be Dubara Reef, who has claims off just a 3lb higher mark than when scoring at Chester last time. The vote though goes the way of David Simcock's HEAD HUNTED, who holds Dulcie on running at Goodwood last month and he looks worth siding with being a confirmed performer on soft ground.
Nemo Spirit (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Held in touch, pushed along to chase leaders over 4f out, not much room over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 7l behind Graceful Descent (8-10) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Dulcie 11-2 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 9l behind Regal Park (9-0) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Folk Tune (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Arizona John (9-0) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Act Of Kalanisi (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Chookie Hamilton (9-10) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Sphinx (FR) 18-1 (8-13) Mid-division, lost place over 6f out, kept on from over 1f out, 7th of 14, 13l behind My Arch (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Descaro (USA) 6-4fav (8-2) In rear, headway over 2f out, led on bit over 1f out, hard held, cheekily, won at Ayr 2m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating Tillietudlem (8-6) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Bollin Judith 6-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, switched left inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 6th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Royal Trooper (9-5) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Tillietudlem (FR) 10-3 (8-6) Tracked leader, joined leader over 6f out, led over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on, not quicken, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind Descaro (8-2) at Ayr 2m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Dubara Reef (IRE) 8-1 (8-2) Always prominent, led over 1f out, soon clear, ran on well, won at Chester 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep beating Bombadero (9-0) by 1l, 7 ran.
Head Hunted 5-1 (8-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Regal Park (9-0) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.