Amplify made a promising start when runner-up at Ascot but that was back in May and he steps up a furlong on his return. Vee Man Ten has the more recent form with a debut third at Beverley. But WISE COUNSEL was beaten a length in a tougher race than this over course and distance earlier this month and Clive Cox’ colt gets the nod on that form. Angel Alexander is a half-brother to a winner and a newcomer to keep an eye on in the betting.
Abenaki 100-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway chasing leaders halfway, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 11 1/4l behind Sir Busker (9-5) at Newbury 6f mdn stks (4) gs in Sep.
Angel Alexander (IRE) Dark Angel colt out of Majestic Alexander.
Grimsdyke 50-1 (9-2) Restless in gates, mid-division, headway near side of group halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 14, 15 1/4l behind Promote (8-11) at Newcastle 6f stks (4) pol in Sep.
Hector's Here 33-1 (8-9) Always behind, 6th of 7, 9 1/2l behind More Than Likely (9-4) at Chelmsford City 6f stks (4) pol in Sep.
Tizwotitiz 66-1 (8-0) Soon well behind, last of 9, 13 3/4l behind Dave Dexter (8-13) at Chester 5f (3) sft in Sep.
Tru Grit (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Close up stands side, ridden and weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 16 1/2l behind Al Hilalee (9-0) at Newmarket 7f mdn stks (3) gf in Jul.
Vee Man Ten 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, switched left over 1f out, soon challenging, led 110 yards out, headed final 75 yards, held close home, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Enchanted Linda (9-4) at Beverley 5f stks (5) gd in Sep.
Wise Counsel 8-1 (9-0) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, effort when carried badly left and hampered over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd near finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind San Donato (9-0) at Haydock 6f stks (4) gs in Sep.
Amplify (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Dwelt, soon chased leaders, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to challenge briefly and carried right inside final furlong, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Blown By Wind (9-8) at Ascot 5f stks (3) gf in May.