Van Dyke finally won a maiden over track and trip recently and Master Gunner has been thereabouts over 1m2f on the Turf and makes his all-weather debut. Wakame continues to improve and won at Bath a fortnight ago. He can go close again but THE THIRD MAN looks set to take advantage of a slide down the weights judged on his recent second over course and distance so gets the nod. Monsieur Chevalier is back on a winning mark and the prolific course winner could go well at a price.
Idol Deputy (FR) 33-1 (9-7) Raced wide in touch, headway halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Shawaahid (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 66-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 11 1/2l behind Wind In My Sails (9-5) at Newbury 1m hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Quintus Cerialis (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 8l behind Finelcity (8-10) at Kempton 7f hcp (4) pol in Aug.
The Third Man 7-2jfav (9-9) Towards rear, tracked leaders over 2f out, challenged on inside over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Toboggan's Fire (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Anton Chigurh 25-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, in 4th, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Moonlightnavigator (10-1) at Carlisle 1m hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Beautiful Stranger (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Tracked leaders on outside, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, no danger after, 5th of 6, 5l behind Rainbow Rebel (9-3) at Musselburgh 1m hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Symbolic Star (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 12 1/4l behind Lopito de Vega (8-10) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Vastly (USA) 50-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders early, mid-division, effort over 2f out, no impression, 5th of 12, 8 1/2l behind Athlon (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Shamlan (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, shaken up over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10 1/4l behind Arlecchino's Leap (9-11) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Van Dyke 1-2fav (9-5) Made all, ridden when hard pressed over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug beating Best Laid Plans (9-0) by 3/4l, 4 ran.
Al Khafji 5-2fav (9-2) Held up towards rear and in touch, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 7 1/2l behind Chelsea's Boy (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Jun.
Master Gunner (USA) 5-4fav (9-5) Soon led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 7, 1l behind So Celebre (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Wakame (IRE) 13-8fav (9-3) Tracked leader, led 4f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left when joined inside final furlong, rider dropped whip towards finish, just held on, won at Bath 1m hcp (5) gd in Aug beating Knight Of The Air (9-0) by ns, 7 ran.