Barons Spy and Fathsta are both C&D winners but will need things to fall their way drawn out wide. Idler is inconsistent but won cosily at Kempton last week while Rusty Rocket is upped in class after a recent win at Catterick. Mr David has claims on his latest fourth at Haydock and had Dubai Hills behind when runner-up on the Polytrack earlier but it should pay to stick with VERSE OF LOVE. He had Dr Red Eye well behind when scoring over a mile here last time and dropping down a grade off a 4lb higher mark, David Evans' charge is fancied to go in again.
Citrus Star (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, kept on, nearest finish, 9th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Imperial Guest (9-4) at Goodwood 7f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Dunn'o (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased winner until over 3f out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off, last of 17, well behind Highland Knight (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Barons Spy (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, driven and headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs beating Ertikaan (8-11) by 1l, 10 ran.
Big Note (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Stumbled slightly leaving stalls, soon led, headed over 4f out, chased leaders, outpaced 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Mince (9-10) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Mr David (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Zacynthus (9-1) at Haydock 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Capaill Liath (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Short of room start raced wide in rear, switched left and headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 15, 7l behind Verse Of Love (7-8) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd.
Dubai Hills 20-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Chapter And Verse (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Baby Strange 25-1 (8-10) Started slowly, behind near side, good headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 8th of 28, 5l behind Johannes (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Verse Of Love 11-2fav (7-8) Made all, soon pressed, ridden over 2f out, joined inside final furlong, ran on, founed extra near finish, won at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd beating Strictly Silver (8-8) by shd, 15 ran.
Clockmaker (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, saddle soon slipped forward, ridden and lost place over 3f out, 16th of 18, 18l behind Go Dutch (8-8) at Doncaster 7f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Fathsta (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out on inner, stayed on to lead towards finish, held on well, won at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gd in Aug beating Sunnyside Tom (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Dr Red Eye 40-1 (8-3) Pressed winner, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 15, 7l behind Verse Of Love (7-8) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd.
Idler (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to lead entering final 2f, ran on, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Orpsie Boy (9-5) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Chased leaders on inside, rider lost irons over 4f out, went 2nd 2f out, led approachiing final furlong, pushed along and ran on well, won at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug beating Mick Slates (8-8) by nk, 9 ran.