The progressive Greeley landed a hat-trick of handicap wins with a cosy success at Windsor but has been raised 9lb. DAAFR is preferred having finished well ahead of Bercheny when narrowly beaten at Kempton on his handicap debut and John Gosden’s charge gets the nod on that form. Even Keel won a handicap at Newbury last month while Mordred and Indomitable have scored in novice company but both step up in trip. Love Your Work was placed in this grade at Newcastle last time is preferred to maiden winner Rajinsky.
Mordred (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders far side, not quicken entering final furlong, one pace, 7th of 22, 2 1/4l behind The Great Heir (8-9) at Doncaster 7f stks (2) gd in Sep.
Daafr (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, every chance throughout final furlong, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Eyelool (9-1) at Kempton 1m (4) pol in Sep.
Indomitable (IRE) 4-6fav (9-0) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed narrowly inside final furlong, rallied to lead again close home, won at Chester 1m stks (4) sft in Sep beating Blue Mountain (9-0) by ns, 6 ran.
Even Keel (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Close up, not clear run entering final 3f and lost place, switched left approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on towards finish, 3rd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Barristan The Bold (9-7) at Sandown 7f (4) gd in Sep.
Rajinsky (IRE) 11-4fav (8-12) Raced centre, prominent, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Leroy Leroy (9-0) at Doncaster 1m (2) gd in Sep.
Greeley (IRE) 5-2fav (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway 2f out, led approaching final furlong, edged right and ran on final furlong, won at Windsor 1m (4) gd in Aug beating Royal Big Night (9-4) by 4l, 7 ran.
Love Your Work (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway near side of group over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Massam (9-1) at Newcastle 1m (2) pol in Sep.
Bercheny (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on into 3rd well inside final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 7, 3 3/4l behind Eyelool (9-1) at Kempton 1m (4) pol in Sep.