Fast Finian is up 5lb for his latest win at Kempton but another bold bid looks likely. Half A Billion ran well in similar company at Catterick on his latest start and should be thereabouts again but it's LADY LAYLA thtat gets the nod. She only found one too good over C&D last time after a tardy start and can go one better in this with a clean break. Red Trump won his maiden over track and trip and can figure after a couple of outings on Turf while last season's Carlisle winner Trumpet Voluntary will have come on for his belated reappearance and has a shout.
Half A Billion (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, chased winner until no extra final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Rusty Rocket (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Fast Finian (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, in touch on outside, headway to 2nd and hung right 2f out, closed on leader inside final furlong, led close home, won at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug beating Don Libre (9-2) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Trumpet Voluntary (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Awkward leaving stalls, never on terms, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 13l behind Take A Note (8-13) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Sky Crossing 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 7, 8l behind Planetex (9-5) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Lady Layla 4-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on under pressure, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Majestic Zafeen (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Levi Draper 11-1 (8-4) Held up, never a factor, 7th of 9, 10l behind Kiz Kulesi (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Sehnsucht (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, soon tracking leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 10, 8l behind Chookie Royale (9-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Red Trump (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, lost place over 1f out, no impression after, 5th of 12, 7l behind First Class (8-13) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Desertcougar (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In rear on stands' side, never a factor, 12th of 16, 17l behind Ucanchoose (9-5) at Naas 5f hcp in Jul.
Lord Paget 25-1 (8-13) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 11, 7l behind Aubrietia (8-13) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.