It remains to be seen how Born To Surprise copes with sprinting after scoring over 7f at Doncaster last month. The proven 6f winners make more appeal and AMADEUS WOLFE TONE could prove best of those. He can be forgiven a poor run in heavy ground last time but has strong claims on his defeat of subsequent winner Misplaced Fortune at Doncaster earlier. Duke Of Firenze is another to consider on his nose defeat at Newmarket in July while Gabriel's Lad can also figure on the back of a couple of recent placed efforts in this grade. Frankie gets the leg up on Ffos Las winner Khubala and Poole Harbour has a shout on his best form.
West Leake Diman (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Went left and unseated rider start, in a race won by Cape Classic (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep, 16 ran.
Born To Surprise 15-2 (9-2) Slowly away, behind, smooth headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, led last 100 yards, readily, won at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep beating Oblitereight (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Eastern Sun (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) In touch in rear, ridden and hung left over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 7l behind I'm So Glad (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Hurry Up George 33-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 20, 7l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Ewell Place (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced in rear, never a factor, last of 7, 8l behind Intransigent (9-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Vocational (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 11th of 16, 12l behind Rex Imperator (9-3) at Windsor 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Amadeus Wolfe Tone (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up behind, switched to race far side group, ridden over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, stayed on inside final furlong, 13th of 23, 8l behind Mass Rally (9-9) at Ayr 6f hcp (3) hvy in Sep.
Duke Of Firenze 15-8fav (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Cape Classic (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Mehdi (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Raced centre, behind, headway over 1f out, soon hung left under pressure, never on terms, 10th of 18, 7l behind Don't Call Me (8-10) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Tioman Legend 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 20, 13l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Gabriel's Lad (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon in touch, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 20, 1 3/4l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Nassau Storm 15-2 (8-13) Mainly towards rear, never a factor, 13th of 20, 17l behind Heeraat (9-4) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Khubala (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Held up, good headway near side 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Aug beating Prodigality (9-3) by nk, 10 ran.
Poole Harbour (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, stayed on inside final furlong, took 2nd close home, not pace to challenge, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Intransigent (9-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Charlotte Rosina 10-1 (8-13) Led 1f, chased clear leader, closed over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed 1f out, no impression on winner, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Intransigent (9-5) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Magic City (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Dwelt, tracked leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 9l behind Born To Surprise (9-2) at Doncaster 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Signor Sassi 2-1 (9-6) Close up, headway to press leader approaching final furlong, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep beating Saloomy (9-5) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Theresnoneedfordat (IRE) Evensfav (9-7) Held up in rear, headway over 1 out, chased winner inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 12, hd behind Amoure Medici (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.