Forest Edge isn't one to rely upon but at least knows how to get his head in front, unlike Lupo D'Oro. Rambo Will has proved frustrating lately but Links Drive Lady and Clear Spring arrive at the top of their game, though the handicapper is starting to sit up and take notice. Captain Scooby should handle the ground better than most but Midnight Feast returns from a lay-off and Stonecrabstomorrow is essentially a plater. GALATIAN came right to form on the Polytrack last time but is still on a winning mark on Turf and can follow up here if in the same mood. Perfect Pastime refused to settle last time but also has claims if that run is ignored as he wouldn't have enjoyed the fast going when only third to Clear Spring at Brighton earlier.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Soon outpaced, always in rear, 9th of 10, 14l behind All Or Nothin (9-4) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Sep.
Perfect Pastime 11-1 (9-6) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Midnight Rider (9-7) at Warwick 6f hcp (3) sft.
Links Drive Lady 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders and raced alone on far rail, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no impression on winner, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Choral (9-2) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Tagula Night (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 9l behind Efistorm (8-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Clear Spring (IRE) 3-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, effort travelling well 2f out, soon led, clear over 1f out, ran on well, won at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Sep beating Lunar Deity (9-2) by 1l, 8 ran.
Apollo D'negro (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden well over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 16, 4l behind Escape To Glory (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Galatian 4-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Avonvalley (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Midnight Feast 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 7l behind Cardinal (8-8) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jun.
Captain Scooby 14-1 (9-2) Dwelt, behind and outpaced, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Jack Luey (9-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep.
Rambo Will 3-1fav (9-6) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on well closing stages, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Drawnfromthepast (9-2) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Lupo D'oro (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Held up mid-division and keen, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 16, 4 1/2l behind Dick Bos (9-3) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Forest Edge (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Led, headed 4f out, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, kept on and ridden out, won at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep beating Ashpan Sam (8-11) by nk, 7 ran.
Heyward Girl (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Joined leader after 1f, led 4f out, ridden and headed 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 7l behind Lunar Deity (9-5) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Raced on outer held up, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead final strides, won at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep beating Ring For Baileys (8-9) by hd, 9 ran.
Belle Bayardo (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and outpaced halfway, rallied inside final furlong, ran on near finish, 5th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-6) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.