A couple of these drop down in class including Impatient, a runner-up at Kempton the last twice. But ANIMAL INSTINCT (NAP) went close to completing a hat-trick when runner-up in Class 2 company at Chelmsford and Sir Mark Prescott’s colt can go one better in this lower grade with headgear applied. Sermon won over 6f here earlier and placed at Haydock recently but Badri and Sansevero were not at their best last time. Hexagon was tailed-off on his reappearance and has been given a short break.
Zylan (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Led early, chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed well over 1f out, 11th of 14, 11 1/4l behind Moretti (8-4) at Thirsk 7f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Asdaa (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden and switched wide over 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 9th of 10, 22 1/4l behind Harrison Point (9-4) at Beverley 7f hcp (3) sft in Aug.
Praxeology (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Led centre trio, ridden 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 6th of 7, 20 1/4l behind Nugget (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Hexagon (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, niggled along halfway, ridden for effort over 2f out, made no impression and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 34l behind Strait Of Hormuz (8-12) at Haydock 1m hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Impatient 9-4fav (8-11) Chased leader, led briefly 2f out, headed over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind King's Slipper (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp (3) pol in Sep.
Animal Instinct 5-1 (8-5) Soon led, pushed along 2f out, ridden approaching final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Oh This Is Us (9-12) at Chelmsford City 7f hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Badri 8-1 (9-3) Restrained towards rear, switched left and some headway when ridden over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 10th of 12, 5 1/4l behind La Maquina (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp (3) pol in Sep.
Sansevero (IRE) 4-1jfav (9-2) Close up, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 8 1/2l behind Eton College (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp (3) gs in Sep.
Trinity Lake 7-2 (9-10) In rear, headway when edged right before 1f out, ran on final furlong, 5th of 11, 4l behind Cruyff Turn (9-0) at Redcar 7f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Sermon (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Marshal Dan (9-12) at Haydock 7f hcp (4) sft in Sep.
Asmund (IRE) 11-1 (9-0) Towards rear, pushed 3f out, made no impression, 11th of 13, 8 3/4l behind True Blue Moon (9-2) at Ayr 7f hcp (4) gs in Sep.
London (FR) 12-1 (9-1) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 11 1/4l behind Angel Palanas (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp (4) pol in Dec.