Hard to be dogmatic in such an open affair but ABERGAVENNY is interesting towards the foot of the weights. Brian Ellison seems to have freshened him up with a couple of easy wins over the jumps and, with fitness assured, he should give a good account. Trip and ground will suit. Mark Johnston fires a triple salvo with Herostatus of greatest interest, being the least exposed and with Frankie Dettori booked. He'll go well if ready for his return to action. Cosmic Sun and High Office arrive off the back of last-time victories and represent a powerful challenge from the Fahey team, whilst Kazbow certainly needs a market check. He looked progressive last term before having his season truncated in midsummer and could have got in here off an attractive mark.
Nanton (USA) 33-1 (9-10) Dwelt last, headway when not clear run and switched right over 1f out, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 12, 8l behind Times Up (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
La Vecchia Scuola (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, soon mid-division, weakened over 3f out, tailed off over 1f out, 16th of 17, 42l behind Overturn (8-13) at Chester 2m 3f hcp (4yo+) (2) gf.
Cosmic Sun 14-1 (9-0) Held up in final pair, good headway on inside 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr beating Red Cadeaux (9-10) by 1 1/4l, 15 ran.
Tactician 10-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway entering final furlong, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4l behind Precision Break (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-110 (2) gd in Sep.
Herostatus 10-3fav (9-1) Chased leaders, 3rd halfway, ridden in 4th 2f out, switched 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, hd behind Denny Crane (8-9) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp pol in Dec.
Yorgunnabelucky (USA) 20-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 12, 18l behind Times Up (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Kazbow (IRE) 6-4fav (9-4) Made all, ridden and drew clear from over 1f out, readily, won at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating My Mate Max (9-4) by 10l, 4 ran.
Chiberta King 8-1 (9-2) Dwelt, headway to lead after 2f, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, well behind Times Up (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) gf.
Tominator 11-4 (9-7) Steadied start, tracked leaders, joined leaders 4f out, led 3f out, soon switched left, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 4, 2 3/4l behind Beaubrav (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-105 (2) pol in Apr.
High Office 18-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, hard ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr beating Becausewecan (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 14 ran.
Nave (USA) 11-4 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, headed 1f out, soon one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Old Hundred (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Apr.
Regal Park (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Mid-division, ridden, switched right and looking for gaps over 1f out, stayed on close home, never able to challenge, 7th of 18, 4l behind Ashbrittle (9-10) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Oct.
Battleoftrafalgar 16-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to chase leading pair, weakened over 4f out, soon behind, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Investissement (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Apr.
Abergavenny 4-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Bonfire Knight (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Apr.
Trovare (USA) 12-1 (8-9) Tracked leading duo, edged left and went 2nd 2f out until approaching final furlong, lost 3rd and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Sunny Game (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Muzo (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along on inside over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 24l behind Zigato (9-6) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.