Kung Hei Fat Choy, Tasrih and Reedcutter have all struggled off higher marks since winning earlier in the year. The Godolphin pair, Dullingham and My Target, have been nowhere near their best this season but it's likely Maverick Wave could get involved on his reappearance.The latter made a winning start at Leicester in September, although MISTER MUSICMASTER is just preferred in this. Ron Hodges' charge romped to an easy win at Chepstow last time and can defy a 9lb rise having scored over track and trip off today's mark last year.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 3-1fav (9-12) Raced wide in touch, very wide into straight over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 9l behind Little Shambles (9-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Tasrih (USA) 16-1 (9-6) 8th of 13, 9l behind Suehail (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Mister Musicmaster 14-1 (9-5) Made all, clear 3f out, shaken up over 1f out, kept on strongly, eased final 50 yards, unchallenged, won at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Living Leader (9-7) by 4 1/2l, 10 ran.
Maverick Wave (USA) 5-1 (9-5) Prominent, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Leicester 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf in Sep beating Alisios (9-5) by 2 1/4l, 13 ran.
Reedcutter 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, driven over 1f out, lost place and no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Royal Seal (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Dullingham 5-2 (9-7) In touch towards rear, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 8l behind Voyageofdiscovery (8-10) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
My Target (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, soon steadied into mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Tenor (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Pashan Garh 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Ralphy Boy (9-3) at Chester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.