Jo'burg produced a remarkable run for new connections in the Cambridgeshire and a repeat of that effort would make him hard to beat, but PSYCHIC ABILITY looks to have got off lightly for winning at Sandown and just edges the vote. Godolphin's horse responded well to the fitting of a visor that day and the second-placed horse has gone on to win since, all of which makes a 2lb rise in the weights appear generous. His stablemate Roman Republic would have obvious claims on the pick of his form as he's now just a pound higher than when successful last term, but 2010 efforts have been poor and he's passed over along with Shavansky who had little excuse at Ascot. Oratory was ahead of him that day on his return from a break and is likely to run well, Bencoolen arrives in top form, Play It Sam could improve for the trip and Reve De Nuit represents shrewd local connections but he has plenty to find with the selection, Psychic Ability.
Roman Republic (FR) 9-2fav (9-10) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 16th of 18, 21l behind Sweet Lightning (9-8) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Shavansky 12-1 (9-6) Started slowly, held up in rear, ridden along and beaten over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 13, well behind Brick Red (8-11) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Cloudy Start 11-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, driven halfway, ridden to challenge over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 4l behind Atlantis Star (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f stks (3yo+) (3) pol in Sep.
Oratory (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Brick Red (8-11) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Aspectus (IRE) 50-1 (9-10) Led after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 18l behind High Twelve (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Classic Colori (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Dwelt, raced far side soon chased winner, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Spoken (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Psychic Ability (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Made all, hard driven and strongly challenged over 1f out, kept on gamely under pressure, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep beating Kings Destiny (9-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Laterly (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Soon tracking leader, led 7f out to 5f out, under pressure over 3f out and soon lost place, last of 10, 30l behind Splinter Cell (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Dec.
Bencoolen (IRE) 9-4 (9-4) Settled in mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, hard ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gd in Sep beating Red Jade (9-13) by 4l, 8 ran.
Plaisterer 3-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, soon headed, hard ridden and rallied over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 7, 11l behind Resurge (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Shadows Lengthen 50-1 (7-13) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, last of 19, well behind Wigmore Hall (8-1) at York 1m 2f hcap (2) gf in Jul.
Play It Sam 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leader, chalenged over 2f out, ridden and led over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, soon weakened, 5th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Captain Dancer (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Jo'burg (USA) 80-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, behind stands side, headway to lead that side 3f out, driven over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on under pressure final furlong, no impression with far side, 7th of 35, 4l behind Credit Swap (8-7) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) sft.
Reve De Nuit (USA) 7-1 (9-10) Keen held up, headway 2f out, ridden and ran on near finish, 4th of 15, hd behind Sarrsar (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcap (2) sft.
Lucky Dance (BRZ) 10-1 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 3f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 14l behind Red Merlin (9-8) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) hvy.
Granston (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, hard driven over 2f out, under pressure when bumped over 1f out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 7l behind Arizona John (9-0) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.