There's not much between those with an official mark though Adiator is weighted to get the better of Shillito and Graceful Act. None of the aforementioned make much appeal in this, however, with one of the less-exposed types is preferred. Tommy Stack sends GREAT MINDS over from Ireland and, having gone very close over 5f at Naas last week, the latter gets the vote stepping up in trip. Dutiful Son handled soft going when runner-up here on his return and should figure while the newcomer Ex Ex is of interest as he cost 260,000gns as a yearling.
Imperial Bond 28-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 9l behind Baraboy (8-6) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Cumberworth Ishiguru gelding out of Sumitra.
Dutiful Son (IRE) 7-2fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, in touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd place when no extra towards finish, 2nd of 16, 2l behind Brother Tiger (9-7) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Ex Ex Exceed And Excel gelding out of Temple Of Thebes.
Gambino (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Always in rear, 9th of 11, 8l behind Mysterious Wonder (8-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Great Minds (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Always prominent, improved to dispute lead over 3f out, travelling well and led 2f out, soon ridden clear, stayed on final furlong, headed on line, 2nd of 14, ns behind Shipyard (9-5) at Navan 5f mdn stks.
Noble Maximus 100-1 (9-5) Went right start, outpaced, tailed off, 8th of 10, 39l behind Intrinsic (9-5) at Newcastle 6f mdn stks (5) gf.
Ri Na Si 8-1 (9-7) Mid-division far side group, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Pearl Queen (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Shillito 4-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Max The Machine (9-5) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs.
Watchable Pivotal gelding out of Irresistible.
Adiator 7-2fav (11-2) Chased leaders, lost place when not much room inside final 2f, no impression final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Lothair (10-4) at Carlisle 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Cottam Stella 50-1 (8-0) Raced stand side, held up behind, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 9l behind Trust Fund Babe (8-7) at Ripon 6f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul '12.
Graceful Act 10-1 (8-2) Held up in mid-division, headway far side over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Rufoof (9-5) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) gf.