FIBONACCI (NAP) was just behind subsequent Group 1 winner Stradivarius in a race won by the latter’s top-class stablemate Cracksman on his debut at Newmarket a year ago. Placed behind useful stayers Weekender and The Grand Vizir in maidens in the spring, he certainly wasn’t winning out of turn at Haydock last month and an opening mark of 84 in handicaps may turn out to be lenient. Just In Time has won twice since finishing second over course and distance on soft ground in August but has shot up the weights. Sporting Times has every chance if transferring the form of a recent second on Polytrack back to Turf and looks the pick of the remainder.
Aardwolf (USA) 12-1 (9-3) Soon chased leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6 3/4l behind Lopes Dancer (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Fibonacci 4-7fav (9-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd over 2f out, led final furlong, kept on strongly, won at Haydock 1m 4f mdn stks (3) gs in Sep beating Line Of Beauty (9-0) by 3 1/4l, 5 ran.
Sporting Times 9-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd final 100 yards, went 2nd final strides, 2nd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Banish (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Reshoun (FR) 9-1 (8-2) Held up, headway 4f out, ridden chasing leaders over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 9, 21 1/2l behind Hochfeld (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Lightly Squeeze 33-1 (9-0) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway on outside over 1f out, plugged on into modest 4th close home, 4th of 9, 7l behind The Statesman (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Just In Time 13-8fav (8-12) Mid-division, switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, readily, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Sep beating Sputnik Planum (9-2) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
American History (USA) 14-1 (9-6) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5 3/4l behind Just In Time (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (5) pol in Sep.