Another really tough puzzle to solve but punters should get a run for their money out of MAZAGEE. David Lanigan's filly is ending the season with a flourish and went down with all guns blazing over this trip at Salisbury 11 days ago. She may still be a step ahead of the handicapper. Moment Juste would have every chance on her Polytrack form but is unproven on turf, while Wayward Glance was put up 4lb after finishing second at Haydock though will have no problem with underfoot conditions here. It's hard to fault the consistency of Bollin Greta but she's again likely to find at least one too good at the weights while Royal Trooper is creeping up the handicap again, despite not winning. Gordonsville doesn't look the force of old so Mungo Park may prove the pick of the remainder.
Bollin Greta 7-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd close home, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Lexington Bay (8-8) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Royal Trooper (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Lexington Bay (7-11) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Exemplary 33-1 (8-6) Led, ridden and headed approaching final 2f, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 18l behind Bauer (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Gordonsville 12-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, went 3rd over 1f out, soon edged right, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Cosimo De Medici (8-13) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Crocus Rose 66-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, pushed along over 6f out, weakened over 4f out, last of 5, 31l behind Motrice (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gs in Aug.
Kings Troop 12-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon lost place, never on terms after, 9th of 14, 9l behind Trip The Light (9-3) at York 1m 4f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gd.
Tweedledrum 6-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, soon pushed along and outpaced, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 14, 9l behind Easy Terms (8-13) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Wild Desert (FR) 7-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, chased leader over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Seaside Sizzler (10-0) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp (4) gf in Sep.
Hayzoom 14-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, kept on, 5th of 9, 5l behind Bowdler's Magic (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Wayward Glance 5-1 (9-6) Led, pushed along and narrowly headed over 3f out, stayed pressing winner, ridden to lead again inside final furlong, no extra and headed close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Lordofthehouse (8-13) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Mazagee (FR) 9-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway on outer over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind High On A Hill (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Switched Off 6-1 (11-4) In rear, plenty to do 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden and hung right final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, no chance with winner, 2nd of 15, 13l behind Bramalea (10-13) at Ascot 1m 4f am hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep '10.
Gulf of Naples (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Restless in stalls, never travelled in rear, lost touch final 5f, never a factor, eased when no chance final furlong, 7th of 9, 14l behind Motivado (9-6) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Time Square (FR) 40-1 (8-12) Steadied start, always in rear, 11th of 13, 23l behind Mutajare (8-12) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Golan Guy (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden in 10th and no impression 3f out, kept on one pace, 11th of 18, 36l behind Harrison's Cave (9-2) at Navan 1m 5f hcp 60-90 sft.
Mungo Park 14-1 (9-7) Prominent, led over 5f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind All My Heart (9-3) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Spiekeroog 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 17l behind Orsippus (8-10) at York 2m 2f hcp (4) gd.
Moment Juste 4-1 (8-12) In touch, unable to quicken as pace lifted inside final 3f, stayed on again inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Asterism (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f sks (4) pol in Sep.
Marcus Antonius 8-1 (10-0) Held up, good headway from 3f out, chased leader 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 9, shd behind Henry Holmes (8-9) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Presque Perdre 7-2 (8-6) Tracked winner, ridden and lost pace over 2f out, kept on same pace under pressure final furlong, no impression, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Summer Soul (9-11) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May '09.