SIRIUS PROSPECT was the impressive winner of a competitive handicap at York last month when completing his hat-trick. The step up to pattern company was inevitable after that performance and Dean Ivory's sprinter may not have finished improving yet. He's worth sticking with here unless the ground becomes testing in which case Ayr Gold Cup hero Our Jonathan could prove the one to beat. The latter had subsequent winner Eton Rifles and Mayson behind at the Scottish track. Libranno was only beaten a length at Ascot by Deacon Blues three weeks ago and has claims on that run while Iver Bridge Lad landed a Group 3 in France during the week. Prime Defender may prefer faster ground, but Aneedah could make her presence felt.
Iver Bridge Lad (8-11) won at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 6f Grp 3 beating Fred Lalloupet (8-11) by 2 1/2l, 16 ran.
Libranno 25-1 (8-13) Dwelt soon recovered to track leaders, ridden to chase winner 1f out, ran on, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 16, 1 3/4l behind Deacon Blues (9-0) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in Oct.
Eton Rifles (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, 3rd halfway, headway to lead 2f out, kept on well when challenged inside final furlong, won at Curragh 6f Listed stks (1) sft in Oct beating Seeharn (9-0) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Doc Hay (USA) 9-1 (9-2) Dwelt, mid-division on outer, headway on outer over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon led, kept on well, won at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct beating Haajes (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 17 ran.
Haajes 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 17, 1 1/2l behind Doc Hay (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Mayson 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, 4th halfway, 3rd 1f out, no impression and kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 1/4l behind Nocturnal Affair (9-11) at Dundalk 5f lst stks 2yo (1) pol in Oct.
Our Jonathan 11-1 (9-6) Held up behind far side, headway over 1f out, led overall 1f out, ridden and stayed on well final furlong, won at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep beating Eton Rifles (9-3) by 2l, 26 ran.
Prime Defender 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 6l behind Deacon Blues (9-0) at Ascot 6f Grp 2 (1) gd in Oct.
Secret Witness 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 20, nk behind Steps (8-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Sirius Prospect (USA) 13-2fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Oct beating Kaldoun Kingdom (9-0) by 2 1/4l, 20 ran.
Aneedah (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) In touch, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Blanche Dubawi (8-12) at Newmarket 6f fll lst stks (1) gf in Oct.
Dawn Eclipse (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden into moderate 3rd over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 10l behind Anam Allta (8-12) at Tipperary 7f Grp 3 (1) hvy in Oct.
Favourite Girl (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 19th of 20, 13l behind Steps (8-10) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Oct.
Lady Paris (IRE) 7-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out and every chance, kept on and always held by winner, 3rd of 6, 3l behind Jeannie Galloway (9-5) at Hamilton 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Requisite 10-1 (9-7) Held up behind, headway over 1f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Al Aqabah (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Sos Brillante (CHI) 66-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, unable to quicken over 1f out, no impression, stayed on same pace, 10th of 20, 6l behind Yair Hill (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.