Spitfire was still beaten a long way when runner-up here a week ago and Insolenceofoffice is 6lb higher than when scoring over track and trip in June. Prince Of Passion has decent claims on his latest third to Caramelita, who runs in the previous race, but THORPE BAY is just preferred. He needs to reverse earlier running with Prince Of Passion but Tom Queally's presence takes the eye and he gets the nod. Upper Lambourn was placed here during the summer but this is much tougher and Monzino has done all his winning so far over further.
Bunce (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Fortinbrass (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Monzino (USA) 50-1 (8-4) Missed break, outpaced and detached in rear, kept on under pressure final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 10, 11l behind Peter's Friend (8-7) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.
Spitfire 7-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden chasing leaders over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd close home, never any chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 12, 7l behind Hannahs Turn (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 20-1 (9-3) Slight lead for 2f, chased leaders, went 2nd well inside final furlong until close home, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Caramelita (9-1) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Insolenceofoffice (IRE) 15-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Mandalay King (9-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jul.
Thorpe Bay 10-1 (9-2) Awkwardly away in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 10, 5l behind Presumido (8-12) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Jillywinks 14-1 (8-10) Led, ridden 2f out, headed just over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Harrogate Fair (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Lees Anthem 12-1 (8-12) Reluctant to load in stalls, chased leaders on outside, ridden and one pace in 4th final furlong, 4th of 12, 10l behind Hannahs Turn (9-2) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs.
Upper Lambourn (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 11th of 14, 10l behind Bitaphon (9-1) at Southwell 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.