Pertemps Networks, Epic and Desert Vision are all penalised for recent wins but this isn't a particularly strong handicap and it would be no surprise if any of the trio followed up today. Richard Fahey saddles Red Jade, who is closely matched with Alsahil on last month's C&D running, as well as the potentially well-treated Trip The Light while a case could be made for Veiled Applause, though he's struggled to see out this trip in the past. Dancing Primo's wins have all come in lesser company and Overrule has become disappointing so we'll give another chance to BOWSERS BRAVE. The five-year-old is much-improved lately and, though his stamina has to be taken on trust, he gets on well with Katia Scallan and is less exposed than most.
Red Jade 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Alsahil (8-7) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Kings Troop 14-1 (11-10) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, took 3rd post, 3rd of 11, 3 1/2l behind Shesha Bear (10-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Trip The Light 6-1 (9-9) Led early, tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Snow Hill (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Alsahil (USA) 4-1 (8-8) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 16l behind Snow Hill (8-10) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Overrule (USA) 14-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 6l behind Demolition (9-4) at York 1m 2f clm stks (4) gd in Sep.
Pertemps Networks 13-8fav (9-11) Made all, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, eased towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Global (8-11) by 1l, 9 ran.
Epic (IRE) 7-1 (9-13) Made all, ridden over 2f out, kept on gamely inside final furlong, won at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep beating Pokfulham (9-8) by 3l, 8 ran.
Bowsers Brave (USA) 10-3fav (9-9) Held up towards rear, slightly hampered on outside 4f out, headway in centre 2f out, stayed on to 4th over 1f out, never going pace to reach leading trio, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Gale Green (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Veiled Applause 9-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, stayed on same pace, never on terms, 8th of 15, 8l behind Jonny Lesters Hair (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Arizona John (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 6f out, under pressure over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 14, 17l behind Ultimate (9-2) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Desert Vision 3-1 (11-3) Made all, clear from 4f out, ridden over 2f out, unchallenged, won at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep beating Petsas Pleasure (10-12) by 3l, 10 ran.
Dancing Primo 7-1 (11-7) Mid-division and keen, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs in Sep beating Aegean Destiny (11-1) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Ejteyaaz 4-1fav (9-9) Always towards rear, never on terms, 5th of 10, 11l behind Botham (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Maybeme 8-1 (10-9) Slowly away, held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, 3rd of 15, 2 1/2l behind Dean Iarracht (10-3) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.