Walter White was third on his fencing bow at Worcester in June and has since won over hurdles and been placed on the Flat. He has to go on the short-list along with Vexillum, second over a shorter trip here last month when ahead of Town Mouse. THE GEEGEEZ GEEGEE has won off a higher mark over timber and this looks easier than his two runs over fences in the spring. His fitness has to be taken on trust but he has the ability to figure prominently in a race like this and looks better treated than Ciceron.
Ciceron (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Mid-division, towards rear when slow 8th, soon behind, last of 11, dist behind Our Cat (11-3) at Market Rasen 2m 3f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
Broughtons Bandit 12-1 (12-1) A.p; led 6 til hdd aft 3 out; one pce, 2nd of 14, 12l behind Battle Range (11-13) at Garthorpe 3m gf in Jun.
Argot 11-1 (11-7) Towards rear, not fluent and ridden 7th, struggling 10th, 7th of 9, dist behind Gowanauthat (11-12) at Newton Abbot 2m 5f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
The Geegeez Geegee (IRE) 9-1 (10-2) Held up, headway on outside 7th, 2nd 4 out, lost place 2 out, 5th of 9, 18l behind Al Alfa (11-3) at Worcester 2m 4f hcp (3) gd in May.
Walter White (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, switched left over 3f out, hung right from over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hung right and kept on inside final furlong, went 3rd last strides, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Ivanhoe (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Vexillum (IRE) 6-1 (11-12) In rear, bumped 1st, mistake 3rd, headway 4 out, 3rd after mistake 2 out, left 2nd when blundered 2 out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Spring Steel (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 1f hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Town Mouse 11-4 (11-11) Led, not fluent 2nd, slowed into 3rd, mistake and headed, hit 8th, well beaten from 4 out, 5th of 6, 21l behind Spring Steel (11-6) at Fontwell 2m 1f hcp (4) gf in Aug.