Jake's Destiny had Titus Mills behind when winning a classified race at Ascot but may struggle back in handicap company. Jo'Burg went close at Redcar last time and has claims along with his stablemate Classic Colori. Credit Swap will appreciate today's going more than Directorship and Wannabe King but a chance is taken on VAINGLORY. He's been competing in better company for most of the season including when a close-up fourth at York last time and, back on a winning mark, David Simcock's charge gets the vote.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 13-2fav (9-5) Behind, came towards stand side and ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 20l behind No Poppy (8-10) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.
Directorship 8-1 (9-8) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway centre 2f out, chasing leaders when hung left under pressure inside final furlong, soon 3rd and stayed on towards finish, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Basseterre (8-8) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Jake's Destiny (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Led and raced far side, headed over 4f out, ridden to led final furlong, kept on towards finish, won at Ascot 1m stks 0-90 (3) sft in Oct beating Captain Cat (8-13) by 1l, 9 ran.
Jo'burg (USA) 9-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, steady headway over 2f out, effort inside final 2f, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 1 3/4l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Credit Swap 15-2 (8-12) Rider removed hood late slowly away, alway well in rear, 9th of 12, 13l behind Blue Surf (8-11) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Oct.
Wannabe King 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, came stand side over 3f out, driven over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 25l behind No Poppy (8-10) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.
Titus Mills (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Chased leaders far side, led over 4f out, ridden and headed final furlong, no extra and lost 2nd place inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Jake's Destiny (8-13) at Ascot 1m stks 0-90 (3) sft in Oct.
Vainglory (USA) 7-1 (8-9) In touch on inside, came stand side over 3f out, challenged and edged right over 2f out, led inside final 2f, soon ridden, headed entering final furlong, no extra and dropped to 4th near finish, 4th of 13, 1 1/2l behind No Poppy (8-10) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) hvy in Oct.
Classic Colori (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division centre, headway 2f out, edged left towards stands side and effort over 1f out, soon ridden, led overall inside final furlong, kept on, headed final strides, 2nd of 28, nk behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Boots And Spurs 9-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Fire Ship (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Oct.