Wavertree Warrior may have been flattered by his proximity to Godolphin's easy York winner Army Of Angels last time and may be best left out of calculations along with another Godolphin runner here Desert Chief, who may find the going too testing for his return, so preference is for Muzher. The selection was a shade disappointing behind the aforementioned Army Of Angels at Newmarket when last seen last month but was not disgraced that day, remains on a fair mark and will relish the underfoot conditions. King's Caprice comes from a yard back among the winners of late and has to be considered on recent evidence, while South Cape could probably do with some help from the handicapper at present. Henry Candy's Signor Peltro may want a faster surface, while Minority Report is another that would not want any further easing of the ground and a safer bet looks to be Muzher, who is taken to resume winning ways.
Visionist (IRE) 6-1 (9-10) Took keen hold, in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 16th of 17, 8l behind Kostar (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcap (2) gd in May.
King's Caprice 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders on far side, ridden to lead 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 3rd of 18, 1 1/2l behind All Ivory (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcap (2) gs in Sept.
Minority Report 8-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 10l behind Army of Angels (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sept.
Arminius (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 10l behind Supaseus (8-5) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sept.
Desert Chief 6-4fav (9-0) Ridden clear 2f out, pushed out final furlong, easily, won at Sandown 1m 3yo stk 0-80 (4) gf in Jun '05 beating Westland (9-0) by 2l, 11 ran.
Trafalgar Bay (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Bumped start, towards rear, steady headway over 1f out, ran on well final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 16, 5l behind Al Qasi (8-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp (2) gs in Sept.
Wavertree Warrior (IRE) 33-1 (8-9) Dwelt, soon chasing leader, challenged on bit over 2f out, soon led, headed entering final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Army of Angels (9-9) at York 1m hcap (2) sft.
South Cape 13-2 (9-0) Raced stands side, in touch, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 7th of 17, 5l behind Plum Pudding (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sept.
Kenmore 6-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden and switched left, headway 2f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Army of Angels (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sept.
Arm Candy (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 3f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Abbey Cat (8-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sept.
Phluke 16-1 (9-0) Raced wide in touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 17l behind Ceremonial Jade (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcap (3) pol.
Muzher (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 8l behind Army of Angels (9-7) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sept.
Signor Peltro 4-1co-fav (9-3) In touch, headway when bumped inside final 2f, chased leader over 1f out, sustained challenge under pressure to lead final strides, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp (3) gf in Aug beating Blades Girl (9-3) by a hd, 11 ran.
Marshman (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 8l behind Glenbuck (8-7) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sept.
Steel Blue 16-1 (8-5) Chased leaders, ridden along, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 16, 5l behind Sierra Vista (9-3) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sept.
Grizedale (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In touch, not clear run 2f out, weakening when hampered 1f out, last of 15, 16l behind Woodcote Place (9-1) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sept.
Woodcote Place 6-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, went lame over 2f out, soon eased, last of 13, 29l behind Ceremonial Jade (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcap (3) pol.
Glenbuck (IRE) 16-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, one pace, 4th of 12, 5l behind Army of Angels (9-9) at York 1m hcap (2) sft.
Namid Reprobate (IRE) 33-1 (8-12) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, soon beaten, 13th of 16, 5l behind Killena Boy (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcap (2) pol in Sept.