This intermediate distance could prove ideal for Aussie Reigns, who has won over a mile here and finished second twice over 1m2f at Goodwood last month. Morpheus is another three-year-old with solid claims as Lady Cecil's colt has been in cracking form lately and beat Silver Dixie over 1m here last time on worse terms. Kempton runner-up Royal Prize may be the pick of Ralph Beckett's two runners while Brian Ellison has six entered. Dream Walker and Pelmanism have been in the best recent form though the former has a penalty to carry and Ryan Moore rides Beaumont's Party. BANCNUANAHEIREANN won over this trip at Goodwood in the spring and is back in a handicap after a couple of fair efforts in conditions races. A literal view of his latest third at Bath, when less than a length behind the 108-rated Boom Or Bust, suggests he isn't badly treated and he should go close under Keiren Fallon.
Niceofyoutotellme 9-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, kept on one pace final 2f, 8th of 14, 8l behind Robin Hoods Bay (9-11) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden and every chance over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on and caught last strides, 2nd of 10, ns behind Hi There (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Credit Swap 4-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, edged right and ran on final furlong, not reach winner, 2nd of 10, shd behind Wannabe King (9-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Nov.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, held up last, rapid headway on outside to chase leaders over 3f out, challenged from 2f out, ridden to challenge and edged left approaching final furlong, every chance until no extra towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1l behind Mister Music (8-13) at Bath 1m cond Stakes (3) gd.
Spirit Of The Law (IRE) 10-3fav (8-10) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 10, 7l behind Hi There (8-13) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Aussie Reigns (IRE) 11-1 (8-8) Took keen hold and always towards rear, 8th of 10, 6l behind Clon Brulee (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-110 (2) gs.
Shavansky 16-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, effort on inside over 1f out, plugged on but never going pace to get involved, 10th of 15, 5l behind Graphic (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Tigers Tale (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Took keen hold racing wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 16l behind Prince Of Johanne (9-10) at Sandown 1m hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Albaqaa 14-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, never dangerous, 6th of 9, 5l behind Ocean Tempest (9-10) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Hefner (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway on wide outside over 1f out, ridden and went 5th inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Opera Box (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Icebuster 16-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, never in terms, one pace final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Cat O'Mountain (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Morpheus 11-8fav (9-7) Switched to race stand side after 1f, tracked leader, ridden and every chance from 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Silver Dixie (8-13) by hd, 8 ran.
George Cinq 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Tobacco Road (8-12) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Stevie Thunder 17-2 (9-6) Mid-division on outside, headway halfway, soon pushed along, edged right from 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace over 1f out, 10th of 16, 10l behind Robert The Painter (9-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Classic Colori (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 17l behind Mount Tiger (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Calaf 7-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon some headway, never a factor, 6th of 13, 11l behind Rhombus (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Dream Walker (FR) 5-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 2f out, soon ridden, clear over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating No Poppy (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 14 ran.
Royal Prize 6-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, led well inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 14, nk behind Cornrow (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Bank On Me 10-1 (9-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 6l behind Cornrow (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Christmas Light 16-1 (9-8) Dwelt always in rear, 17th of 19, 19l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Scottish Star 5-1fav (8-11) Held up, headway 5f out, ridden 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Uphold (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
On My Own (TUR) 6-1fav (9-3) Mid-division, chased leaders halfway, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 15, 20l behind Swiftly Done (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Dolphin Rock 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 4f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Maven (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Silver Dixie (USA) 2-1fav (9-7) Held up in mid-division on outside, headway over 2f out, driven chasing leaders over 1f out, went 2nd well inside final furlong, no impression when lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Rainbow Beauty (8-9) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Copperwood 28-1 (9-0) Close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 30l behind Thouwra (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Sheila's Buddy 8-1 (9-6) Held up, good headway 2f out, soon ridden and kept on one pace, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Headline News (9-8) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Save The Bees 12-1 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and pressed from over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 19, 2 1/4l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Pelmanism 11-1 (11-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, looked in command inside final furlong, tired and caught close home, 2nd of 15, ns behind Dana's Present (11-0) at Doncaster 1m stks 0-70 (5) gs.