A drop back to the minimum might suit Ancient Astronaut as he was prominent for a long way over 6f at Newmarket last time. Straightothepoint has been knocking on the door again while Tallinski has been placed twice on fast ground on Turf recently and was second on his only previous run here. DUKE COSIMO has dropped in the weights again since his latest third over track and trip and that’s a bonus as he’s been running well since the summer. Lady Cristal has a squeak but Scuzeme has more scope so looks best of the rest.
Henley 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 3/4l behind Show Palace (9-6) at Ripon 5f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Aprovado (IRE) 12-1 (9-9) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 17l behind Kenny The Captain (9-0) at Thirsk 6f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Singeur (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 7th of 15, 3 1/4l behind Somewhere Secret (8-8) at Doncaster 5f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Musharrif 10-1 (9-7) In rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/4l behind Paddy Power (9-3) at Pontefract 5f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.
Scuzeme 8-1 (9-2) Taken to post early, slow into stride, in touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Arzaak (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcp (4) gf in May.
Landing Night (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, headway on inside over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7 1/4l behind Show Palace (9-5) at Chester 5f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.
Tallinski (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Chased leaders on inside, switched left and went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Sheepscar Lad (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Straightothepoint 7-2 (9-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Meshardal (9-2) at Catterick 6f hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Ancient Astronaut 8-1 (8-13) Led far side group and overall leader, headed over 1f out, faded, 6th of 12, 6 1/2l behind Glenamoy Lad (8-13) at Newmarket 6f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Dundunah (USA) 20-1 (9-9) Off the pace in mid-division, some late minor headway, never threatened, 7th of 10, 9 3/4l behind Mininggold (9-8) at Beverley 5f hcp (5) gf in Sep.
Penny Dreadful 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 4 1/4l behind Somewhere Secret (8-8) at Doncaster 5f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Bondi Beach Boy 50-1 (9-5) Always behind, last of 11, 18l behind Show Palace (9-5) at Chester 5f hcp (4) hvy in Sep.
Duke Cosimo 6-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, son every chance, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Athollblair Boy (9-3) at Newcastle 6f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Lady Cristal (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Led narrowly, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final 100 yards, last of 7, 7 3/4l behind Sheepscar Lad (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp (5) gs in Jul.