Piceno had Llewellyn well behind at Catterick last month but that pair have both shown their best in either soft ground or on the Fibresand at Southwell. My Single Malt has been holding his form well over longer trips at this track of late but is hard to win with and IMPERATOR AUGUSTUS is preferred. He hasn't won this year but is has finally dropped back down to a winning mark and it showed over C&D last time when finishing third to Cut Across. Roy The Boy is 9lb higher than August's victory over track and trip and looks handicapped out of this but unexposed maiden winner Living Leader could go close stepping up a furlong.
Piceno (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and joined over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, nk behind Fayr Fall (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Imperator Augustus (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Cut Across (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Roy The Boy (USA) 6-1 (9-6) Set strong pace, headed inside final furlong, faded, 4th of 12, 2l behind Roxelana (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
My Single Malt (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) In touch, effort entering final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 8, 2l behind On The Hoof (8-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Llewellyn 11-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Flying Pickets (8-13) at Southwell 7f clm stks (6) fbs.
Khajaaly (IRE) 33-1 (10-12) Slowly into stride, soon racing in mid-division, pushed along and headway halfway, soon ridden, weakened well over 2f out, 15th of 17, 20l behind Desert Creek (11-3) at Leicester 7f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Living Leader 2-1fav (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol beating Bull Bay (8-10) by 2l, 9 ran.
Abhaath (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, soon weakend, last of 14, 14l behind Good Luck Charm (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Fairlie Dinkum 28-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, in rear and outpaced, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 10, 25l behind Steel Stockholder (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) In touch, closed over 4f out, ridden to chase leader 2f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Bavarian Princess (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct '11.
Geraldines Lass (IRE) 25-1 (8-1) Towards rear, ridden in 11th 2f out, no impression, 8th of 12, 6l behind Via Ballycroy (8-9) at Dundalk 7f Fillies Handicap (60-100) (3yo+) pol in Oct.