Novancia could figure dropped in class and stepping up in distance but Stormin Tom takes on tougher opposition after winning over 1m6f at Ripon. CORONA BOREALIS scored at Wetherby on his return to action and ran well in a Class 3 contest over 2m at York last time. He can land this off his current mark and is just preferred to The Kid, who went close over today's trip at Haydock last month. Corton Lad has done all his winning over shorter and looks high enough in the weights anyway while One More Go is preferred to stablemate Northside Prince.
Corton Lad 9-2 (9-12) Tracked leading pair, ridden over 2f out, disputing well held 2nd over 1f out until inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 4th, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Primogeniture (10-0) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Corona Borealis 9-2 (9-3) Held up in last, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, unable to challenge, 5th of 9, 2l behind Big Thunder (9-7) at York 2m hcp (3) gf in Jul.
One More Go (IRE) 14-1 (9-12) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, last of 5, 5 1/2l behind Amour de Nuit (8-9) at Ripon 2m hcp (4) gd in Aug.
The Kid 6-1fav (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/4l behind Spice Fair (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Novancia (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, 2nd over 3f out, every chance 2f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Dartmouth (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Bell Weir 16-1 (9-2) Always behind, lost place 3f out, last of 6, 23 3/4l behind Be Perfect (10-0) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Stormin Tom (IRE) 9-4fav (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden along 2f out, challenged and edged right inside final furlong, driven to lead nearing finish, won at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Aug beating Tropical Bachelor (9-2) by nk, 8 ran.
Northside Prince (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) In touch, ridden 3f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 15 3/4l behind Braes Of Lochalsh (8-11) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp (4) gs in Jul.