Not a race where many stand out for consistency, so only a small stakes play with Lysander's Quest is recommended, while Jadeeron and Sharaab head the list of others that cannot be confidently dismissed in this company. Sharaab is a versatile type that has been plying his trade under both codes recently. He stays the trip well and is a leading contender in this company. Jadeeron has a wealth of experience to draw from and is now in the right grade to make an impact. However, with just three wins from 80 career starts; he obviously does not find winning comes as a natural process. He remains one for the brave. Therefore, it can be worth chancing that Lysander's Quest can come good again. The eight-year-old enjoyed a good spell in this grade last season and, as he arrives here with a recent win to his name, Roger Ingram's charge gets the nod on this occasion.
Plain Champagne (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, never in contention, 7th of 15, 8l behind Kick And Prance (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp (6) gs.
Ganymede 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, went 2nd over 3f out, hard ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 16, 8l behind Liberty Run (9-0) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sept.
Sharaab (USA) 9-1 (8-6) Held up, headway halfway, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong to lead again near finish, won at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug beating Comical Errors (8-2) by a nk, 8 ran.
Lysander's Quest (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Never better than mid-division, 8th of 15, 20l behind Serramanna (8-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sept.
Jadeeron 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Rehearsed (9-3) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Lenwade 12-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden halfway, lost place 4f out, 10th of 16, 18l behind Desert Storm (9-10) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sept.
Our Glenard 16-1 (8-8) Held up, headway 5f out, ridden to lead 3f out, kept on, won at Brighton 1m 4f sll hcp (6) frm in Aug beating Arabian Moon (10-0) by 1l, 9 ran.
Go Amwell 100-1 (9-3) In touch and keen, ridden over 2f out, edged left and one pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 6l behind Nando's Dream (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 4f mdn aut stk (5) pol.