Opening Nite may well show improvement now he has got a win under his belt and showed a good attitude for Paul Hanagan at Ayr but with a 6lb rise he is taken on with TRUE TO FORM. Sir Mark Prescott appears to have worked his magic with another one here, having got the gelding handicapping from an initial mark of 50 and gradually finding improvement when stepped up in trip to claim four successive wins. His latest success was very comfortable and upped in distance once more he can bridge the 8lbs hike in the weights. Hat-trick seeker Bollin Freddie has tended to need a run after a break, which does not augur well for his chances, while Law To Himself could pose a threat after the handicapper has begun to relent. (Jonathan Doidge)
Mainland (USA) 3-1 (9-11) In touch, headway on outside 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, hung left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, won at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug beating Tarooq (9-11) by 2 1/2l, 15 ran.
Leslingtaylor (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Doncaster 1m 4f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Mar beating Royal Straight (8-3) by 1 1/4l, 17 ran.
Sanctuary 10-3 (9-7) In touch, headway 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 5, 2 3/4l behind Graceful Descent (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Grazeon Gold Blend 20-1 (9-5) Steadied start, behind, headway when not clear run over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Daaweitza (9-2) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Rosbay (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Led 1f, remained prominent, led again halfway, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 8l behind Daaweitza (9-2) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Bavarian Nordic (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Always in rear, 8th of 10, 44l behind Proud Times (9-6) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) fbs in Aug.
True To Form (IRE) 4-6fav (9-5) Made virtually all, driven 2f out, ridden clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep beating Marrimeclaire (9-1) by 3 1/2l, 13 ran.
Houston Dynimo (IRE) 28-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, weakened and tailed off from over 3f out, 11th of 17, 31l behind Pertemps Networks (9-7) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Scarab (IRE) 11-2 (11-2) Took keen hold, with leader, led over 4f out, clear 3f out, ridden out, won at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep beating James Pollard (10-2) by 2 1/4l, 15 ran.
Opening Nite (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, headway over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on to lead post, won at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep beating Hades (8-10) by ns, 14 ran.
Zaplamation (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 10, 5l behind Casino Night (8-7) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Law To Himself (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Mid-division on inside, lost place 5f out, headway under pressure on inside to chase leaders 2f out, driven and kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 4th of 8, 6l behind The Caped Crusader (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Cape Quarter (USA) 13-2 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway well over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Aurora Sky (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Bollin Freddie 7-2fav (8-13) In touch in 5th, headway over 3f out, led 2f out, clear over 1f out, ridden out, held on well, won at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in Jun beating Royal Composer (8-10) by 2l, 13 ran.
Wiseman's Diamond (USA) 11-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 1f out, 10th of 12, 13l behind Aussie Blue (8-11) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.