This could end up being a shootout between Richard Hughes and Paul Hanagan with both of their rides fancied but with the latter on a horse that is proven with cut in the ground BULLET MAN gets the call. Based on several runs earlier in the season the selection looks off a nice mark and seemed to run up to his rating in claiming company last time. As well as Hughes' mount Richard Hannon saddles Beaumont's Party but that seems held by his stable mate on a line through Gifted Apakay, who runs at Bath this afternoon. Master Mylo and Beaver Patrol both have claims based on their wins last time but Bullet Man looks on form and well weighted.
Satwa Laird 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, soon no impression, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 13, 7l behind High Twelve (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Jordaura 7-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, towards rear,ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Hajoum (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Kalypso King (USA) 50-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up, struggling over 2f out, tailed off, last of 9, 22l behind Kajima (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Kavachi (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Harlestone Times (8-11) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Seek The Fair Land 18-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, under pressure when not clear run over 1f out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Glenridding (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Sarah Park (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, eased when no chance final furlong, 11th of 13, 19l behind Brick Red (8-11) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Beaver Patrol (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Reminder leaving stalls, tracked leader, pressed leader from over 2f out, ridden to lead just inside final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Timeteam (9-9) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
General Eliott (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Always in rear, 7th of 9, 16l behind Credit Swap (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Noguchi (IRE) (8-9) 7th of 4, 2 1/4l behind Ransom Hope (8-5) at Florence(ITY) 7f cond Stakes gd in Apr.
Compton Blue 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, not clear run and switched right to wide outside over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on well, driven out, won at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Gifted Apakay (9-4) by 1l, 11 ran.
Bullet Man (USA) 11-10fav (9-9) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, all out, 2nd of 5, nk behind Fujin Dancer (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f clm stks (4) gs in Sep.
Mishrif (USA) 11-1 (9-2) In touch, chased leaders over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Glenridding (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Salient 8-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden well over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 12l behind Mujood (10-0) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Master Mylo (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Pulled hard in rear, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on under presssure to lead last strides, won at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Bramshaw (9-6) by nk, 11 ran.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Rock Anthem (8-13) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Edgewater (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Behind centre, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 6l behind Mirza (9-5) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.