Lady Mandy needed all of the 2m trip to get her head in front here on Tuesday and Vexillum is now 8lb higher than when scoring at Yarmouth in August. White Deer usually finds one too good but Corvette is only 1lb higher than her latest win at the track and could figure. Merchants Return is another with a shout having gone close over a shorter trip here last month but the vote goes to top weight BROUHAHA. He was winning off a 10lb higher mark last season and, dropped in class today, can add to his four previous course wins.
Brouhaha 8-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, towards rear, effort over 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 7, 22l behind Lady Bluesky (9-6) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Jalors (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Held up, ridden 3f out, stayed on entering final furlong, driven and kept on towards finish, never a factor, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind No Such Number (10-0) at Bath 1m 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Sep.
Corvette 28-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 4f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Looks Like Rain (8-11) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
El Libertador (USA) 25-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 11, 6l behind Azrag (10-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Gavi 7-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, soon in touch in 5th, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 9, 11l behind The Wonga Coup (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Sep.
Alubari 8-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, driven along in 5th before halfway, no extra and dropped to rear 2f out, 9th of 10, 16l behind Jeangeorges (10-3) at Laytown 7f clm stks 0-65 in Sep.
Vexillum (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) In touch, headway over 4f out, driven to press winner over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Red Tyke (8-8) at Hamilton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
White Deer (USA) 16-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Azrag (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Zambezi Tiger (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Mid-division, 5th 5f out and driven along approaching straight, no impression over 1f out and kept on one pace, 6th of 13, 3l behind Accompanist (8-13) at Dundalk 1m 3f hcp 47-65 pol in Aug.
Nesnaas (USA) 66-1 (9-0) Towards rear, plugged on final 2f, went modest 4th in closing stages, never on terms, 4th of 11, 19l behind Lady Mandy (8-0) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Eanans Bay (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out to chase leaders, kept on same pace, 6th of 15, 10l behind Solar View (8-6) at Beverley 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Merchants Return 16-1 (8-6) Mid-division on outside, headway over 4f out, led over 2f out, edged right inside final furlong, headed close home, 2nd of 11, ns behind Azrag (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Lady Mandy 16-1 (8-0) Held up well off the pace towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, chased clear leader, 10 lengths to find inside final 2f, closed gradually inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final strides, won at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Blue Dune (8-13) by hd, 11 ran.