The maiden Ferruccio is weighted to reverse recent form with CATCHANOVA, but the latter has proven he can get the job done and is taken to land his hat-trick. Eve Johnson Houghton's charge scored in better company at this track a fortnight ago and can defy a 4lb rise. Cool Hand Jake also has a bit to find with the selection on earlier form, while C&D winner Point Du Jour came unstuck in a higher grade last time and Oetzi was also found wanting on his latest start having won at Warwick before that. Dazeen has claims if forgiven his recent poor effort at Brighton.
Catchanova (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug beating Set Me Free (9-0) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Dazeen 8-1 (9-9) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 26l behind Conciliatory (9-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Copperwood 33-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Golden Tempest (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Ferruccio (IRE) 7-2fav (9-1) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway over 2f out, tracked leading pair inside final 2f, disputing lead over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 120 yards, 2nd of 12, 1/2l behind Catchanova (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
The Holyman (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 14l behind Colinca's Lad (8-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Cool Hand Jake 14-1 (9-6) Chased leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, closed to dispute lead over 1f out, no extra in 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Catchanova (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Hereford Boy 7-1 (9-3) Towards rear, travelling well when not clear run inside final 2f, switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not pace to threaten leading trio, 4th of 11, 2l behind Qenaa (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Iron Step 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, never troubled leaders, 5th of 11, 9l behind Sweet Child O'Mine (9-10) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Exchange 6-5fav (9-7) Held up in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden to chase winner and edged left over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Sky Diamond (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 3yo clm stks (6) pol in Aug.
Point Du Jour (FR) 14-1 (8-8) In touch on inside, effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on to modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 6l behind Trumpington Street (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Oetzi 8-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden and hung right 2f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Electra Star (9-1) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.