CHEVETON, Oldjoesaid and Tom's Laughter make the shortlist in this big field, with Cheveton's winning run set to continue. Oldjoesaid is only two pounds higher than when scoring at Newbury in April and encounters soft ground for the first time since that success. He is well drawn here, has had a relatively light campaign, and this classy individual is fully capable of playing a leading role. Toms Laughter has made excellent progress this season and showed he is still capable of winning off his current mark when just run out of it close home recently. That was over five furlongs, and this extra 140 yards and more give in the ground can see him to best effect. He too is well drawn and a good run is anticipated. Cheveton has been raised another five pounds for his recent win at Great Leighs. That was his first all-weather success, underlining his massive improvement this season. Three of his five successive wins have been with give in the ground, and drawn nearer the favoured stands side, Cheveton can complete an astonishing six-timer in this, one of the top handicap sprints of the season.
Oldjoesaid 8-1 (9-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 2l behind Warsaw (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Aug.
Fullandby (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Look Busy (8-11) at Beverley 5f lst stk (1) sft in Aug.
Hoh Hoh Hoh 20-1 (9-11) Soon chasing leaders, challenged 1f out, all out to lead final strides, won at Sandown 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug beating Crimson Fern (9-5) by a ns, 17 ran.
Buachaill Dona (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders far side, every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 10th of 27, 6l behind Conquest (8-9) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) gf in Aug.
Lipocco 9-4fav (9-6) Led, disputed after 2f, led again 2f out, ridden and headed 1 1/2f out, no extra over 1f out and weakened, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dimenticata (9-3) at Fairyhouse 6f lst stk gd in Jul.
Fathom Five (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, challenged from 1 1/2f out, 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2l behind Look Busy (8-12) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 sft in Aug.
Northern Fling 11-2fav (9-7) Chased winner far side, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, 3rd of 16, 2 1/2l behind Bel Cantor (8-0) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Hogmaneigh (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Towards rear far side, ridden along and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 8th of 20, 6l behind Tajneed (8-12) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug.
Tamagin (USA) 28-1 (9-3) Led far side group and overall leader, driven over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 20, 1/2l behind Tajneed (8-12) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug.
Strike Up The Band 3-1jt-fav (9-3) Made virtually all, ridden approaching final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Ascot 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug beating Fathom Five (9-5) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Capricorn Run (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 5l behind Battle Paint (8-13) at Doncaster 6f stk (3) gd in Aug.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden 2f out, ran on towards finish, not reach leading pair, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Strike Up The Band (9-3) at Ascot 5f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Chief Editor 11-2 (9-3) Always rear, eased when beaten final furlong, last of 6, 7l behind Look Busy (8-12) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 sft in Aug.
Hammadi (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Led, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 7l behind Battle Paint (8-13) at Doncaster 6f stk (3) gd in Aug.
Inter Vision (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Behind far side, driven over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 16, 4l behind Bel Cantor (8-0) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Cute Ass (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, one pace final furlong, 15th of 17, 4l behind Hoh Hoh Hoh (9-11) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Toms Laughter 6-1 (9-7) Prominent on stand's side, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, kept on, 4th of 20, 1 1/2l behind Total Impact (8-8) at Goodwood 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Hamish McGonagall 13-2 (9-0) In touch until weakened over 1f out, 14th of 16, 8l behind Look Busy (8-13) at Ayr 5f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Siren's Gift 25-1 (8-9) Pressed leaders stands side to over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 9th of 27, 6l behind Conquest (8-9) at Goodwood 6f hcap (2) gf in Aug.
Cheveton 7-2fav (9-6) Tracked leader, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Great Leighs 5f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug beating Harry Up (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Van Bossed (CAN) 14-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 19, 19l behind Brave Prospector (9-0) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
River Falcon 17-2 (8-13) Behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on, 6th of 15, 2 1/2l behind Lesson In Humility (8-12) at York 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.