Bath winner DRAWNFROMTHEPAST takes a drop in class and the presence of a 7lb claimer could give him the edge against the likes of Le Toreador. The latter will do well to take up his preferred prominent position drawn out wide and the returning Rebel Duke also has a high draw to contend with. Master Of Disguise was a decent handicapper but has been off the track for two years so C&D winner Deerslayer and recent Carlisle runner-up Tombi make more appeal.
Drawnfromthepast (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 20, 6l behind Secret Witness (9-6) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Skylla 10-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 7l behind Solemn (8-10) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Tombi (USA) 11-4 (9-10) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, hampered 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/4l behind Esprit De Midas (9-10) at Carlisle 6f clm stks (6) gs in Aug.
Le Toreador 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 7l behind Ajjaadd (8-8) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Rebel Duke (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 8th of 16, 6l behind Johannes (9-3) at York 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in May '10.
Deerslayer (USA) 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders far side, weakened over 1f out, 17th of 21, 11l behind Haajes (9-0) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Look Who's Kool 16-1 (9-2) Slight lead, ridden and headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 6l behind Best Be Careful (8-12) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Lucky Art (USA) 12-1 (9-2) With leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 5l behind Mayoman (8-4) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Estonia 20-1 (8-11) Steadied start, pulled hard and always in rear, last of 9, 12l behind Maze (9-3) at Bath 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Steelcut 4-1fav (8-9) Took keen hold and prominent, chased leader over 4f out until over 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out until finaL 100 yards and soon outpaced, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Grandmas Dream (8-6) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Frognal (IRE) 4-1fav (8-13) Steadied start, held up in 7th, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 8l behind Grandmas Dream (8-6) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Master of Disguise 10-1 (9-7) Held up far side group, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 9th of 25, 6l behind Kaldoun Kingdom (8-12) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep '09.
Nine Before Ten (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leader, driven 3f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Toby Tyler (9-5) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.