Henry Candy has won this twice in the last four years so there's every chance that WHITE RUSSIAN will know what's required. She's a daughter of Sir Percy out of a Pivotal mare so should handle the soft ground and could represent a bit of value against likely favourite Magnus Maximus, the pick of Richard Hannon's two runners on breeding and jockey bookings. Dutch Romance is another newcomer to note while Extremity is probably the pick of those with experience with Maxie T disappointing when made favourite at Newcastle.
Always Resolute 50-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden and struggling over 2f out, no impression, 9th of 12, 6l behind Adventure Seeker (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Baker Man (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, jumped path and stumbled approaching halfway, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, stumbled again near finish, 5th of 9, 7l behind Lone Warrior (9-2) at Salisbury 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jun.
Characterise Winker Watson gelding out of Artistic License.
Danzeno Denounce gelding out of Danzanora.
Extremity (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway on inside over 2f out, 6th and one pace final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Lightning Spear (9-5) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Hostile Fire (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, outpaced over 4f out, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 17l behind Art Wave (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Magnus Maximus Holy Roman Emperor colt out of Chanrossa.
Maxie T 2-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden inside final 2f, kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 5th of 12, 8l behind Xanthos (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Storm Rider (IRE) Fastnet Rock colt out of On The Nile.
Urban Sanctuary Mount Nelson colt out of White Dress.
Dutch Romance Dutch Art filly out of Endless Love.
White Russian Sir Percy filly out of Danse Russe.