Abundantly showed a bit more at Bath last time but still finished behind the consistent Chapter Five and No Such Number. Eshtyaaq beat Chapter Five by a neck over a longer trip at Bath on his latest start when Laser Blazer was only eighth but may struggle to confirm the form here. Highway Code is running well and Admirable Duque has a chance off bottom weight but this looks a lot easier than the races in which THE BETCHWORTH KID usually plies his trade. Michael Bell's eight-year-old is a dual course and distance winner and 7lb lower than the second of those having been dropped a further 5lb since finishing fifth at Epsom - he must go close.
Laser Blazer 16-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, never reached leaders and no extra towards finish, 8th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Eshtyaaq (8-11) at Bath 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
The Betchworth Kid 25-1 (11-10) Slowly away towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 14, 8l behind Rossetti (10-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Advisor (FR) 4-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, pushed along over 5f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 31l behind Red Fama (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug '11.
Abundantly 8-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, keeping on same pace and held when not clearest of runs inside final furlong, stayed on, 6th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Royal Signaller (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Eshtyaaq 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep beating Chapter Five (8-6) by nk, 13 ran.
Paloma's Prince (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) In touch, lost place over 3f out, 6th of 9, 28l behind Beacon Lady (11-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
No Such Number 16-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1l behind Royal Signaller (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Highway Code (USA) 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, went 2nd well over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon lost 2nd, kept on same pace in 3rd, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Sporting Gold (9-8) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Tingo In The Tale (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear in steadily run race, never involved, 10th of 11, 12l behind Aegaeus (9-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Shades Of Grey 20-1 (9-1) In touch, staying on same pace and held when not much room on inside and switched right over 1f out, no further progress, 10th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Royal Signaller (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Chapter Five 4-1fav (8-6) Chased leaders, slightly lost place halfway, headway on outside to 3rd inside final 3f, ridden to lead well over 1f out, joined over 1f out, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Eshtyaaq (8-11) at Bath 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Opera Buff 8-1 (9-2) Led 1f, tracked leader until 9f out, tracked leaders, effort on inside 2f out, went 3rd 1f out, no extra in 4th final 75 yard, 4th of 9, 7l behind Jazz Master (8-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Linkable 8-1 (9-7) In touch, reminders 6f out, soon strugging in last pair, weakened 4f out, soon behind, tailed off, 6th of 7, 39l behind Nave (9-6) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up in last trio, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd well inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Gabrial's King (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.