EL MCGLYNN went close at Hamilton on his latest start and drops down a grade for this. He can confirm earlier running at Ripon with Majestic Manannan and gets the vote. Commanche Raider is also dropped in class but his wins have been on faster ground while I'll Be Good was placed over a longer trip last time, though he has claims on last year's winning form. Select Committee is high enough in the weights judged on his recent placed efforts and Elusive Bonus has gone off the boil since winning at Ripon in August.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon edged left, headed final 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Jack Luey (9-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep.
Nomoreblondes 40-1 (8-10) Towards rear, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 14th of 19, 11l behind Even Stevens (8-12) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Commanche Raider (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Led far side group early, chased leaders, led far side group again over 1f out and overall leader, headed towards finish, 2nd of 17, 1/2l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Select Committee 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 3l behind Mount Hollow (9-0) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
I'll Be Good 14-1 (8-9) Prominent, led narrowly 4f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Iffraam (9-5) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Mandalay King (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 10, 6l behind Mount Hollow (9-0) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Majestic Manannan (IRE) 2-1fav (8-3) Took keen hold, prominent, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 6, 12l behind El Mcglynn (7-12) at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Elusive Bonus (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 6l behind Mount Hollow (9-0) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Captain Royale (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Keen close up, lost place halfway, 7th of 8, 8l behind Kellys Eye (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Glenlini 14-1 (8-8) Towards rear, kept on entering final furlong, no impression, 7th of 11, 7l behind Imperial Legend (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.