KING'S COLOUR gets the vote in the finale at the main expense of Farleigh House and McConnell. The selection is chasing the hat-trick here and it was a good effort to dispose of Ogre at Epsom last time out. He looks to be on an upward curve and he is taken to win again from his favourable draw. Farleigh House hails from the Sir Mark Prescott yard and he won well at Wolverhampton last time, but that was over 1m1f and this drop in trip is not sure to play to his strengths. McConnell is back on a fair mark and he was good value for his winning margin at Southwell last month. He should be capable of getting competitive, while Suzi Spends disappointed again last time and she may be in the grip of the handicapper at present. King's Colour is in great form and he can continue his hot streak.
Farleigh House (USA) 7-2 (9-0) Held up in mid-division, smooth headway over 2f out, switched right going well over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Ordoney (9-3) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
McConnell (USA) 5-1 (9-1) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ran on well, won at Southwell 1m fll hcp (4) fbs in Sep beating Ours (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Suzi Spends (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 10, 6l behind Expressive (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Dubai Meydan (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in rear, lost touch and pulled up 4f out, in a race won by Closertobelieving (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f stks 0-85 (3) sft in Sep '08, 18 ran.
Resplendent Nova 6-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, soon lost place, came wide entering straight, edged left over 1f out, no danger, 8th of 11, 5l behind Royal Challenge (8-9) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol in Sep.
Haakima (USA) 28-1 (7-10) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 16l behind Good Again (8-4) at Ascot 1m fll hcp (2) gf in May.
King's Colour 7-4fav (8-13) Went right start, held up, smooth headway over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, ran on, won at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep beating Ogre (9-3) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Fancy Footsteps (IRE) 13-2 (8-10) Close up, ridden and one pace when badly hampered and almost brought down entering final furlong, not recover, 12th of 13, 24l behind Hurricane Spirit (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Block Party 3-1fav (9-4) Held up in mid-division, headway under pressure towards far side over 2f out, hard driven to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Santefisio (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Audemar (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, looking for run and good headway from inside final 2f, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind Hurricane Spirit (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Conry (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Slowly away and went left start, towards rear, driven on outside 2f out, headway over 1f out stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Arachnophobia (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Pegasus Lad (USA) 13-2 (8-5) Held up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 12l behind Chadwell Spring (8-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Buxton 7-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on again under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2l behind Defector (8-11) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Trueblue Wizard (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and strongly pressed from 2f out, kept narrow advantage until headed inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Luc Jordan (8-13) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.