Archina disappointed when strongly fancied at Yarmouth last time and is better judged on her earlier victories at Salisbury and Chepstow. Thrust Control hasn't won since last May but has dropped to a very lowly mark as a consequence, though his only all-weather victory came on Fibresand. He was touched off by Cross The Boss at Newcastle last month and the winner should confirm the form as that was only his third run for over a year. Connections of RASSELAS won't be too thrilled with a 7lb rise for his victory here last month but the five-year-old bounced back to form after a long spell in the wilderness and has won from much higher marks in the past so should complete the double.
Cross The Boss (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to lead close home, won at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep beating Thrust Control (8-13) by hd, 15 ran.
Focail Eile 50-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, never involved, 10th of 12, 23l behind Dazzling Valentine (9-0) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Tiger Webb 5-2fav (10-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 33l behind Cottam Donny (10-4) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Sep.
Pastures New 33-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, switched right halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 13l behind Catherine Laboure (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gf in Jul.
Thrust Control (IRE) 3-1fav (9-0) Led, headed over 4f out, chased leader until over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 6l behind Hoppy's Flyer (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Star City (IRE) 5-1fav (8-8) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, hung left entering final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Drive Home (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Rasselas (IRE) Evensfav (9-2) Made all, 3 lengths clear 2f out, driven out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Fortunate Bid (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Source Of Light (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Chasin' Rainbows (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Archina (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Took keen hold, in touch, pushed along over 3f out, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 9, 14l behind Siberian Belle (8-6) at Yarmouth 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Eilean Mor 50-1 (9-6) Mid-division, outpaced on inside 2f out, soon ridden, switched left over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to take 4th towards finish, no impression with leaders, 4th of 9, 8l behind Twenty One Choice (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Goal (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 16l behind High Resolution (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Ellies Image 22-1 (8-13) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, never in contention, 11th of 12, 10l behind First Class (8-13) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Rock of Monet 14-1 (9-4) Always in rear, 10th of 12, 14l behind Ypres (9-7) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.