Elijah Pepper won this a year ago and gained his first success since over the C&D earlier this month. He'll be difficult to beat but GRITSTONE must be the choice after his recent victory here on his first-ever start on Polytrack. Snow Dancer hasn't been in the best of form though a return to this surface should aid her cause but Mishrif has given no indication so far that he'll stay this trip. Lockantanks invariably performs well on this track as he did twice earlier in the month and he did nothing wrong on his latest start in heavy ground at Haydock.
Titan Triumph 20-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 7l behind Point North (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in May.
Invincible Force (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 10th of 17, 6l behind Amenable (9-5) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Snow Dancer (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Dwelt, behind, some late headway, never nearer, 8th of 15, 7l behind Askaud (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Sep.
Munsarim (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Mid-division, undedr pressure over 5f out, came stand side over 4f out, soon weakened, 14th of 16, 36l behind Licence To Till (9-6) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Tiradito (USA) 20-1 (8-12) Behind, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 7l behind Celtic Sultan (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Kidlat 12-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, lost place over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened 2f out, 9th of 11, 24l behind Totally Ours (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Avonrose 33-1 (9-4) Always towards rear, 10th of 13, 34l behind The Osteopath (9-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Khandaq (USA) 10-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 9, 12l behind Mariners Lodge (9-3) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Mishrif (USA) 6-1 (8-12) Mid-division, outpaced when not much room well over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, never on terms, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Celtic Sultan (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Elijah Pepper (USA) 10-3fav (9-9) Chased leaders, led approaching and edged right final furlong, just held on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Dream Of Fortune (8-10) by nk, 10 ran.
Lockantanks 17-2 (8-13) In rear, switched right and headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 4th inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 5l behind Smart Step (8-4) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Gritstone 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Strike Force (9-9) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
Vitznau (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, held up in last pair, plugged on inside final furlong, never on terms, 8th of 11, 6l behind Loyalty (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.