It could pay to stick with the unbeaten AJMAN BRIDGE in this. He returned from a lengthy absence with a victory at Pontefract on his handicap debut and can make up for lost time by going in again. A 6lb rise proved beyond Mahican at Yarmouth and Aussie Reigns makes more appeal on his latest third at Epsom. Cruck Realta has a shout on last week's second at Haydock but Breden has struggled off higher marks since landing a double over shorter trips earlier in the season.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Steadied start, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 150 yards, almost snatched 2nd, 3rd of 10, 1l behind Weapon Of Choice (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Ajman Bridge 9-4fav (9-3) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, switched outside and effort over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating Moccasin (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Mahican (IRE) 5-2fav (9-0) Slow into stride soon tracked leader, led over 6f out, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Tuscania (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Cruck Realta 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 1f out, soon switched right, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Wall Of Sound (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Breden (IRE) 3-1fav (9-4) Tracked leaders, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Tobacco Road (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Sep.
Miss Marjurie (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Close up, effort on outer entering final 2f, soon led, edged left final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Emulating (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Hunting Ground (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 9, 13l behind Open Eagle (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 3f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.