EDDIEMAURICE stayed on well for third over a mile at Thirsk last time and 7f on this stiff track will suit Richard Guest's charge. He gets the vote ahead of George The First, who finished over three lengths behind the winner when placed over track and trip in July. Island Kingdom has more to prove over today's distance given his recent modest efforts while El Beau's best attempt so far came in soft ground. Mighty Missile and Quest Of Colour are newcomers to note.
Mighty Missile (IRE) Majestic Missile gelding out of Magdalene.
El Beau (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Master Of Finance (9-1) at Chester 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd in Aug.
George The First 4-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, lost 2nd when no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Shot In The Sun (7-12) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gf in Jul.
Ainmire 20-1 (9-5) Prominent on stands side rail, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 14l behind Roachdale House (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Eddiemaurice (IRE) 11-2 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway under pressure over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on on outside final furlong, went 3rd near finish, not reach front pair, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Emef Diamond (9-5) at Thirsk 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Aug.
Scrafton Leporello gelding out of Some Diva.
Quest Of Colour (IRE) Iffraaj filly out of With Colour.
Island Kingdom (IRE) (8-9) 9th of 11, 6l behind Cockney Bob (8-9) at Deauville(FR) 6f 2yo clm stks in Aug.
Miss Sophisticated 12-1 (8-9) Always towards rear, 9th of 15, 14l behind Baileys Forever (8-7) at Thirsk 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Scottish Academy 14-1 (9-0) Reluctant to load in stalls, chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 10l behind Likelihood (9-0) at Chepstow 1m 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gd in Aug.
That Be Grand 200-1 (8-11) Dwelt in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 23l behind Rising Breeze (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.