Both Godolphin runners have decent claims. Modun wasn't far behind Dandino in a Group 3 race over C&D in September and will figure with a repeat while stablemate Spring Of Fame won a decent handicap at Meydan back in February. Sequence has a shout on her second in Listed company at York, especially getting weight from today's older horses, but it could pay to stick with VIKING STORM. He's won four of his last five starts with his latest victory at Doncaster the most impressive so far as both placed horses have subsequently won. Harry Dunlop's charge gets the vote to continue his winning ways here.
Layline (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Steadied start held up, headway 3f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven and all out, won at Yarmouth 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct beating Mediterranean Sea (9-10) by nk, 10 ran.
Media Hype (9-4) 3rd of 10, 3l behind Bank Of Burden (9-4) at Taby(SWE) 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep.
Modun (IRE) 2-1fav (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon outpaced, 6th of 7, 10l behind Goldoni (8-6) at Chester 1m 4f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Sep.
Nebula Storm (IRE) 11-8fav (9-11) Tracked leader in 2nd, driven along entering straight, soon no extra and weakened 2f out, eased, tailed off, last of 7, well behind Red Cadeaux (9-11) at Curragh 1m 6f Grp 3 (1) gs in Jun '11.
Spring of Fame (USA) 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leader until pushed along 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 7l behind Grandeur (8-6) at Newbury 1m 1f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep.
Tappanappa (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Dwelt, behind, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 12, 19l behind Gordonsville (9-5) at Musselburgh 2m hcp (3) sft in Oct.
Viking Storm 4-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead post, won at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep beating Fattsota (9-10) by hd, 8 ran.
Sequence (IRE) 6-1 (8-9) Took keen hold tracking leaders, went 2nd going well over 3f out, lost 2nd 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Gallipot (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Sep.