OSIRIS WAY is selected ahead of Matsunosuke and Prior Warning. This race provides a decent opportunity for one of this eight to resume winning ways and bag a nice prize but all have been struggling in more competitive races than this for one reason or another and none boast compelling claims here as a result. The vote goes the way of Osiris Way who is potentially still on the upgrade and is probably a more consistent and straightforward ride than many in this line-up but it's hard to be confident about his chances having seen the way he weakened so dramatically at Goodwood last time. Matusunosuke comes into the race in decent form and has been threatening to pick up a race for a few runs now; his hold-up style of running means that he does need the race to be run to suit and his supporters will be heartened by the fact that three of his career wins have been achieved in fields of nine runners. Prior Warning finished behind Secret Asset at Haydock last time but the latter was better suited by the prevailing conditions there and Debbie Mountain's charge may be able to reverse the form with conditions riding on the soft side of good. He should go close if reproducing the form of July's Newmarket second but Osiris Way is taken to bounce back from that below par effort and land the spoils.
Matsunosuke 16-1 (8-12) Mid-division, pushed along 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Peace Offering (8-12) at Newmarket 5f lst stk (1) gf.
Secret Asset (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Led far side group, ridden along over 2f, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 14, 3l behind Judd Street (9-4) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sept.
Bertoliver 9-1 (9-1) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, edged right and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 8l behind Knot In Wood (9-2) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (2) pol.
Misaro (GER) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders stand side, ridden over 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 6l behind Chief Editor (9-3) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sept.
Prior Warning 33-1 (9-0) Towards rear stand side, soon chased along, stayed on towards finish, 9th of 14, 5l behind Judd Street (9-4) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sept.
Elhamri 16-1 (9-4) Raced centre, overall leader 2f, chased leaders after, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 16th of 19, 6l behind Fantasy Explorer (9-3) at Newmarket 6f hcap (4) gf in Sept.
Osiris Way 3-1fav (9-4) With leaders, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 11, 12l behind Perfect Flight (8-10) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) sft in Sept.
Little Edward 10-1 (8-9) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on final furlong, 4th of 14, 1 1/2l behind Elhamri (8-9) at Great Leighs 5f hcap (3) pol in Sept.