PERFECT MISSION has been in good form over 7f of late and today's longer trip is no problem. Just 4lb higher than his latest win, Andrew Balding's charge should have the measure of Juvenal. The latter is less likely to appreciate the mile trip after a couple of placed efforts over further while Poetic Lord has to race off a higher mark back on the all-weather and Standpoint has completely lost his form having rattled up a hat-trick during the summer. Dana's Present won a novelty race at Doncaster last time and recent Wolverhampton winner Dimitar makes more appeal.
Standpoint 33-1 (9-7) Held up last in steadily run race, no chance, last of 11, 18l behind Aegaeus (9-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Perfect Mission 5-2 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, stayed on, unable to get on terms, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Kamchatka (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug.
Poetic Lord 20-1 (9-2) In rear, never nearer, 11th of 16, 10l behind Amulet (8-12) at Nottingham 1m Handicap (0-73) (3yo+) (5) gd.
Juvenal (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Slowly into stide, held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, driven into 3rd over 1f out, no chance wth leading duo, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Well Painted (9-8) at Windsor 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd.
Dana's Present 12-1 (11-0) Chased leaders, challenged over 2f out, hard ridden inside final furlong, kept on to lead post, won at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gs in Sep beating Excellent Puck (10-9) by ns, 15 ran.
Scottish Lake 8-1 (9-10) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Hierarch (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Duke Of Destiny (IRE) 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, never on terms, 9th of 13, 22l behind Bold Duke (9-10) at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Midnight Feast 40-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 7l behind Uppercut (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Copperwood 25-1 (8-5) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon lost place, 12th of 17, 16l behind Ingleby Angel (9-5) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) gf.
Dimitar (USA) 13-2 (9-2) Behind, headway on outside 3f out, soon challenged, led narrowly 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep beating Glenridding (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
Siouxperhero (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 9l behind Knight Owl (9-3) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
The Great Gabrial 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division in 5th, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Grilletto (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.