IT'S A MANS WORLD is in the form of his life at present and landed a hat-trick when successful at Thirsk last month. He's up 8lb this time around but has a better draw than couple of the other leading contenders. Don Libre is one of those given he's been placed the last twice over C&D while My Son Max has been in decent form of late but also has a high stall number to contend with. Jake The Snake was winning over shorter trips earlier in the year but is a C&D winner and The Guru Of Gloom as a chance on his best form.
Point North (IRE) 18-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden and weakened over 3f out, soon tailed off, last of 7, 37l behind Mingun Bell (9-6) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Jul.
My Son Max 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Goldream (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 28-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 19l behind Good Authority (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Flameoftheforest (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, last of 10, 6l behind Khubala (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Aug.
Avonmore Star 5-1 (9-3) Dwelt soon in touch, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 8l behind Esprit De Midas (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Jake The Snake (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced, effort in centre when edged right 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Illustrious Prince (9-2) at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Elsie's Orphan 4-1fav (9-5) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden and one pace, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 6l behind Al Aqabah (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Legal Legacy 14-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 15l behind Konstantin (9-11) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Galatian 8-1 (9-7) Hampered start, held up, ridden over 3f out, wandered over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 7, 7l behind Bravo Echo (9-7) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
It's A Mans World 17-2 (8-9) Held up towards rear, steady headway on outside 5f out, went 3rd 2f out, tracked leader soon after, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, kept on, won at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug beating Prophesy (9-2) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Don Libre 13-2 (9-2) Steadied start, rapid headway on wide outside to lead over 4f out, clear 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, caught close home, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Fast Finian (8-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Gung Ho Jack 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Saloomy (8-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Forks 7-2 (9-7) In touch, headway to chase winer 4f out, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Afkar (9-1) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Dozy Joe 10-1 (8-11) Raced wide towards rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 6l behind Esprit De Midas (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.