Barton Bounty and Tyrur Ted have plenty in common. Both are previous course and distance winners and scored over 1m2f on turf earlier in the season. They make more appeal than recent Brighton winner Handsome Stranger, who carries a penalty, while Azelle keeps coming up short despite slipping down the weights. KEENE ran well at Newbury on his handicap debut and with this longer trip likely to suit, he gets the nod. Kyle of Bute makes most appeal of the remainder off his current mark.
Barton Bounty 7-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, never near leaders, 4th of 5, 16l behind Big Thunder (9-5) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Tyrur Ted 5-2fav (9-2) Mid-division, pushed along over 6f out, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 10, 40l behind Langley (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Handsome Stranger (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Prominent, pushed along over 4f out, switched left over 2f out, effort over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, won at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft beating Pour La Victoire (9-2) by 5l, 8 ran.
Azelle 8-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, headway under pressure over 2f out, driven and disputing 2nd over 1f out, 3rd and one pace in closing stages, 3rd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Little Indian (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Aug.
Keene 20-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reached leaders, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Winslow Arizona (8-7) at Newbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Elizabeth Coffee (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 8, 16l behind Flash Crash (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Santayana (GER) (9-2) 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Brixen (9-0) at Frankfurt(GER) 1m 2f stks gd in Jun.
Kyle of Bute 16-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 7l behind Cheers Buddy (9-0) at Hamilton 1m app hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Heart Beat Song 7-1 (8-5) Slowly away always in rear, 11th of 13, 13l behind Beach Rhythm (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Global Recovery (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Spanish Plume (9-4) at Bath 1m 4f app hcp (6) fm in Aug.
Justcallmehandsome 40-1 (9-11) Dwelt, always behind, 9th of 10, 25l behind Shahrazad (9-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Landaho 66-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, last of 11, 30l behind Boonga Roogeta (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Nov.
Ella Motiva (IRE) 80-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden over 4f out, never on terms, 9th of 11, 18l behind Vicksburg (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f fll mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.