An open affair can go the way of Just Dust, with Disco Dan, Adaptation, Reebal, and Roodolph all seen as potential dangers. There is plenty of winning form to go on here, not least in the shape of Just Dust who has collected five times already. Granted, his earlier successes were gained in lower company, but he appears to be on the upgrade judged by a battling performance at Ascot last time, and with the drop in trip not a problem, he can go close here off a reasonable mark. Disco Dan was expected when landing a Brighton nursery last month, and has the experience to take a hand, although his ability to handle cut in the ground has to be taken on trust. Adaptation looks a filly going places judged on her back-to-back victories at Hamilton, but is another that may not appreciate the going, while Reebal has topweight to contend with. Roodolph could be anything after blitzing his rivals on his Folkestone bow and should be noted in the ring, but for the winner we return to Just Dust.
Reebal 6-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, stayed on same pace final 2f, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Oldjoesaid (9-2) at Windsor 5f 2yo hcp 0-95 (4) sft.
Adaptation 4-5fav (9-4) Prominent, headway to lead over 2f out, kept on well, won at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Jul beating Dolly Coughdrop (8-6) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Just Dust 25-1 (8-8) Made virtually all, ridden and hard pressed throughout final furlong, held on gamely, won at Ascot 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Sept beating Artimino (8-11) by a hd, 14 ran.
Cheap Street 5-1 (8-11) Towards rear, kept on from over 1f out but never dangerous, 10th of 15, 5l behind Captain Marvelous (9-7) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sept.
Ava's World (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Laurentina (9-1) at Catterick 7f 2yo fll hcp (4) gd.
Ede's Dot Com (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Bateleur (7-13) at Newmarket 6f 2yo hcp (3) gf in Sept.
Disco Dan 5-2fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden and ran on to lead inside final furlong, won at Brighton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sept beating Stir Crazy (8-3) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Mystery Ocean 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, no impression, 10th of 14, 9l behind Lady Lily (8-11) at Leicester 6f 2yo fll hcp (4) gf in Sept.
Okikoki 50-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 15, 2l behind Captain Marvelous (9-7) at Newbury 6f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Sept.
Massenzio (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Chased leading pair, chased winner over 2f out to 2f out, beaten when ridden and hung left from over 1f out, 3rd of 6, 7l behind Rose of Petra (8-12) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sept.
Retaliate 9-2fav (8-12) With leaders, led 4f out, in command over 1f out, pushed out, won at Lingfield 6f 2yo clm (6) sft in Sept beating Jost Van Dyke (8-11) by 2l, 16 ran.
Fares (IRE) 66-1 (7-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon ridden and weakening when squeezed out approaching final furlong, 7th of 14, 5l behind Just Dust (8-8) at Ascot 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Sept.
Roodolph 25-1 (8-9) Close up, led over 1f out, pushed out, won at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Sept beating Sir Liam (8-12) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.