Vainglory hasn't won since picking up this race last year but goes for the double off a lower mark. He had OSTEOPATHIC REMEDY behind in last year's renewal but the latter arrives on the back of a win in testing ground at Ayr and is fancied to go in again in his current mood off a 3lb higher mark. Lord Aeryn has a bit to find with the selection on latest running while Anderiego and Able Master would prefer a faster suface but Jo' Burg has decent claims off today's mark after a solid effort at Redcar. A 6lb penalty may be the undoing of recent Musselburgh winner No Poppy but Vito Volterra could go close with a repeat of his latest second to Anton Chigurh in similar company at Haydock. Bancnuanaheireann could prove best of the rest.
Anderiego (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Raced far side, held up towards raer, ridden and some headway approaching final 2f, no progress over 1f out, 16th of 33, 11l behind Bronze Angel (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, raced centre in the straight, ridden and led over 1f out, kept on, driven out, won at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) hvy in Sep beating Extraterrestrial (8-5) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 50-1 (8-9) Raced far side, tracked leaders, led group over 2f out until 2f out, every chance, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not quite pace of leaders, 4th of 33, 2l behind Bronze Angel (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Able Master (IRE) 7-1 (9-6) Led, headed 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Zacynthus (9-1) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Wannabe King 9-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 11l behind Zacynthus (9-1) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, raced centre in straight, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Osteopathic Remedy (8-8) at Ayr 1m hcp 105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Jo'burg (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, effort inside final 2f, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) sft.
Suits Me 25-1 (9-2) Led, headed over 2f out, chased leader until inside final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places in closing stages, 5th of 16, 4l behind Danadana (10-0) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Credit Swap 50-1 (8-10) Raced near side, behind, ridden inside final 2f, limited progress final furlong, 13th of 33, 10l behind Bronze Angel (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
No Poppy (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, soon led, kept on well, won at Musselburgh 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Sep beating Zaina (8-9) by 6l, 9 ran.
Vainglory (USA) 14-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 10, 4l behind Jacob Cats (8-12) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Mont Ras (IRE) 4-1fav (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, edged left and stayed on same pace well inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 4 1/2l behind Go Dutch (8-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Venutius 12-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 6l behind Chosen Character (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Vito Volterra (IRE) 9-1 (8-7) Led, hard ridden when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Anton Chigurh (8-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Green Howard 7-4fav (9-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, slightly outpaced over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating Rough Rock (8-10) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Dunn'o (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Pulled hard, tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 13l behind Common Touch (9-2) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.