Ilie Nastase wasn't beaten far off this mark at Windsor five days ago and is one of the more likely winners of this finale. Veteran Tanforan is well treated on his old form but Scorn returns from a short break and is still seeking a first win while Vezere is still a maiden after 15 starts. Fault disappointed at Brighton last month and was beaten in a seller over this C&D earlier in the year so we'll give a tentative vote to MUFTARRES. Paul Midgley's six-year-old can be forgiven his latest run at Beverley, where he was always off the pace after missing the break. He should have more time to find his stride over this extra furlong and there was nothing wrong with his previous efforts this season.
Muftarres (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Dwelt, held up in last quartet, modest headway on outside final furlong, 7th of 11, 9l behind Thinking (8-8) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Fault 6-4fav (9-7) Held up in touch, pulled hard, outpaced over 3f out, headway in centre of track over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 7, 6l behind Mandhooma (9-5) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.
Scorn (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2l behind Nahab (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr.
Ilie Nastase (FR) 12-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway under prsessure over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Hip Hip Hooray (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Xpres Maite 8-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, soon prominent, pushed along over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Positivity (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Distant Waters 33-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 14, 27l behind Danvilla (9-4) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Tortilla (IRE) 22-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 6th of 13, 16l behind Pearl Blue (9-0) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Jun.
Tanforan 10-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, raced wide in touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 9, 9l behind Bold Marc (9-5) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Kheskianto (IRE) 22-1 (8-2) Held up in rear, some headway on inside 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 13l behind Positivity (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Cils Blancs (IRE) 25-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, soon lost place, 11th of 13, 34l behind Lunar Promise (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Jun.
Vezere (USA) 8-1 (9-0) In rear, headway and not clear run 2f out, hanpered over 1f out, stayed on to go 4th near finish, not reached leaders, 4th of 13, 6l behind Camberley Two (8-11) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Jun.
My Jeanie (IRE) 11-1 (8-3) In rear, headway 2f out, stayed on from 1f out, no real impression close home, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Invincible Hero (9-2) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Polish Sunset 16-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 10l behind Russian Ice (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Warden Bond 20-1 (8-11) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 12th of 14, 20l behind Russian Ice (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.