Intiwin ended a log losing run with success over 7f at Newcastle last week and is penalised in this tougher contest while a further 7lb rise put paid to Edgar Allan Poe’s chances of landing a hat-trick when well beaten at Musselburgh. Crazy Tornado and Rubis are others high enough in the weights so a chance goes to top weight HIGH DRAW (NAP), who never figured in better company at Sandown last time but was beaten only a length in soft going at the same track before that.
High Draw (FR) 16-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 21 3/4l behind Al Nafoorah (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Crazy Tornado (IRE) 9-1 (9-10) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never nearer, 7th of 12, 14 1/2l behind Ventura Secret (9-2) at Carlisle 1m hcp (5) hvy in Sep.
Wasm 22-1 (9-0) Always behind, 8th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Heaven's Rock (8-8) at Haydock 1m hcp (4) gs in Sep.
Edgar Allan Poe (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, every chance over 1f out, no extra finaal furlong, 4th of 9, 6 1/4l behind Masarzain (10-2) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Magistral 17-2 (9-4) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 12, 26 1/2l behind Strong Steps (10-3) at Ayr 1m hcp (4) gs in Jul.
Something Brewing (FR) 14-1 (10-12) Held up in last pair, headway after 2 out, challenged last, led flat, edged right towards finish, bumped rival, held on, won at Hexham 2m (4) gd in Aug beating Satis House (10-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Rubis 17-2 (9-10) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 13, 2l behind Les Arceaux (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp (6) hvy in Sep.
Intiwin (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, just held on post, won at Newcastle 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Gun Case (9-6) by hd, 13 ran.
Argaki (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung right, never on terms, 6th of 9, 8 1/4l behind Masarzain (10-2) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (5) gf in Sep.