ALTAN KHAN was a long way behind the winner at Market Rasen on his first start over hurdles but was the best of the rest and should come on for that run. Bergonzi has five wins on the flat to his name including two in his last three starts, the trip won't be an issue and for a yard with a one in five conversion rate with entries in recent seasons here he should be respected. Delphi Mountain isn't sent here from County Tipperary without a chance and is another to consider but Altan Khan receives the vote. (Jon Ivan-Duke)
Altan Khan 25-1 (10-7) Mid-division, closed after 3 out, went 2nd when hit 2 out, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 10, 26l behind Karasenir (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Bergonzi (IRE) 11-2 (11-0) Held up mid-division, kept on same pace from 2 out, 5th of 12, 44l behind Now This Is It (10-11) at Perth 2m 4f mdn hdl (5) gd in Sep '09.
Buddy Holly 11-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 3rd of 8, 16l behind Missionaire (8-12) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) hvy (flat).
Delphi Mountain (IRE) 10-1 (11-5) Well off pace in mid-division, moderate 5th approaching 5 out, 4th after 3 out, dropped to 5th again and no impression from 2 out, kept on, 4th of 13, 10l behind Steeltown (11-12) at Roscommon 2m nov hdl in Sep.
Hustle (IRE) 20-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, held up in touch, not fluent 2nd, mistake next, ridden approaching last, one pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Sircozy (10-13) at Huntingdon 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug.
Kimberley Downs (USA) 9-2fav (8-0) Led, headed over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 8l behind Grand Diamond (7-10) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug (flat).
That's All Right (IRE) 100-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, mistake 1st, weakened approaching 7th, soon tailed off, pulled up before last, in a race won by Russian War (11-12) at Sedgefield 2m 5f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep, 8 ran.
Union Island (IRE) 2-1 (10-12) In touch, chased winner after 3 out, no impression when lost 2nd before 2 out, soon weakened, 3rd of 10, 40l behind Karasenir (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f nh nov hdl (4) gd in Sep.
Willent 11-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, switched right and kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Fulford (8-7) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-50 (7) fbs in Feb (flat).
Bagutta Sun 33-1 (9-8) Dwelt, held up towards rear, pushed along and weakened over 3f out, 10th of 12, 26l behind Egmarey (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol (flat).
Modestine 100-1 (10-0) Tracked winner, fell 2nd, in a race won by Jewelled Dagger (10-12) at Perth 2m mdn hdl (4) gf in Aug, 9 ran.