Akeed Champion failed to land a hat-trick when well beaten at Doncaster but drops in class while Shady Mccoy has been upped 8lb as he bids for his fifth win of the year in six starts. Big Whiskey beat Trucanini a length at Kempton last month and can figure again raised 4lb but Si Senor and Realize have so far proved best on the all-weather with the latter rated 7lb lower on this surface. Davids Park went close at Chepstow last time while both of George Margarson's runners have a shout off their current marks. Elusive Guest has gone close on a couple of occasions this year but EXCELLENT GUEST has won three times at the track including on this card last year and twice over course and distance. He may just edge this having placed in a higher grade at Yarmouth last time.
Realize 6-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, headway halfway, chased leaders 2f out, ran on, never reached winner, 2nd of 9, nk behind Basil Berry (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (3) pol in Apr.
Si Senor (IRE) 9-4fav (9-10) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Power Game (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Davids Park 8-1 (9-8) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, hd behind Aqua Ardens (9-10) at Chepstow 7f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Trucanini 14-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Big Whiskey (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Ogbourne Downs 6-1 (9-10) Held up in 6th, headway on inside under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Scottish Glen (9-10) at Kempton 1m hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Cincuenta Pasos (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 12th of 16, 8 1/4l behind Georgian Bay (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Shady Mccoy (USA) 9-2fav (9-3) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer 2f out, shaken up to lead 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 7f hcp (4) gs in Sep beating Mystical Spirit (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Akeed Champion 11-4fav (8-11) In rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8 1/4l behind Sulaalaat (9-5) at Doncaster 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Big Whiskey (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Behind, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Sep beating Trucanini (9-7) by 1l, 9 ran.
Outback Ruler (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 8, 5l behind Can't Change It (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Excellent Guest 13-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Mujassam (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Fantasy Gladiator 9-1 (9-10) Mid-division on outside, headway 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, upsides inside final furlong, stayed on to lead narrowly post, won at Musselburgh 1m hcp (5) gf in Sep beating Argaki (9-8) by ns, 11 ran.
Elusive Guest (FR) 11-2fav (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in mid-division, headway chasing leaders 3f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 6 3/4l behind Double Heaven (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Cricklewood Green (USA) 13-2 (9-4) Soon detached in rear, headway on wide outside over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, never able to challenge, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Live Dangerously (8-10) at Epsom 7f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Rememberance Day 11-2 (9-8) Towards rear, headway near side 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Tanawar (8-13) at Redcar 7f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Queen Aggie (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Dwelt, towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on strongly to lead inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp fll (5) pol in Sep beating Available (9-5) by 4l, 12 ran.
Until Midnight (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 13, 3l behind Shady Mccoy (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Embankment 9-2 (9-7) Very slowly away behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Live Dangerously (9-0) at Goodwood 7f hcp (5) sft in Aug.