Uncle Dermot is unlucky not to have added to his win at Salisbury last month as he's gone close in four subsequent starts. He should be in the mix back on Polytrack but ROXELANA is just preferred. The C&D winner ran well when third to Daruband at Kempton on her latest start and that form gives her every chance with L'Hirondelle, who was ending a long losing run when scoring at 33/1 over track and trip last time. Bajan Bear keeps threatening to get his head back in front without actually doing so but Paphos is not out of this back on the Polytrack after a below par effort at Epsom.
Roy The Boy (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 11, 3l behind Schoolmaster (9-6) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Benandonner (USA) 28-1 (9-9) Always in rear, weakened 3f out, 9th of 10, well behind Kings Troop (9-6) at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) hvy in Oct.
Mister Musicmaster 10-1 (9-4) Behind, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2l behind Red Cape (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Buckland (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up in 6th, headway on outside over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 15l behind Valley Queen (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Uncle Dermot (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Nameitwhatyoulike (9-3) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Roxelana (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) In touch, every chance approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Daruband (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
L'Hirondelle (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Led, headed 5f out, led again over 2f out, clear entering final 2f, edged right final furlong, found extra when challenged inside final furlong, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct beating Daruband (9-5) by nk, 11 ran.
Bajan Bear 9-2fav (9-0) Keen in rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, stayed on, never nearer, 5th of 14, 2 1/2l behind Saskia's Dream (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Paphos 13-2 (8-10) Dwelt in rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, 8th of 10, 19l behind Majuro (9-3) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Satwa Laird 6-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 13, 3l behind Diplomatic (8-11) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
One Way Or Another (AUS) 12-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, smooth headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on well, never reached winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Elijah Pepper (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Ellie In The Pink (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Slowly into stirde, behind, switched sharply left to inside approaching final furlong, plugged on inside final furlong, never any chance, 11th of 14, 11l behind Bert The Alert (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.