Lancelot Du Lac won at Newmarket last time with Red Refraction behind and makes more appeal than other recent winners Bondesire and Right Touch as the latter pair step up in class. Secondo has claims back in this grade given he's still improving and is closely matched with Robot Boy on latest running. Hoofalong should also figure on his latest second over 5f at this track while Line Of Reason had CAN YOU CONGA back in seventh when winning at Pontefract in June. However, the latter has since improved and after landing a higher class sprint at Newmarket last time, Kevin Ryan's colt gets the vote to follow-up.
Lancelot Du Lac (ITY) 3-1 (9-4) Steadied in rear but in touch, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug beating Kimberella (8-12) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Secondo (FR) 7-1 (8-12) Raced centre, held up, merged with stand side group over 2f out, in rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 8l behind Lucky Beggar (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Robot Boy (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) In rear, never a factor, 7th of 10, 8l behind Lucky Beggar (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Can You Conga 12-1 (7-11) Raced stand side tracked leaders, ridden to lead enterting final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug beating Secretinthepark (8-8) by nk, 13 ran.
Dominate 14-1 (9-2) Always towards rear centre group, eased inside final furlong, 23rd of 24, 21l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Jadanna (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 12l behind Annunciation (9-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Hoofalong 5-1fav (8-7) Went badly right start and slowly into stride, soon tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, edged left and led briefly inside final furlong, kept on, held towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Threes Grand (7-11) at York 5f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo) (2) sft in Aug.
Line Of Reason (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders halfway, weakened over 1f out, 15th of 20, 8l behind Tropics (9-10) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Bondesire 3-1 (9-2) Led 1f, pressed leader, switched right over 1f out, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, led well inside final furlong, won at Ripon 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug beating Jofranka (8-9) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Shore Step (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, soon headed, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Pal Of The Cat (8-2) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Lastchancelucas 4-1 (9-2) Broke well, led 2f, chased leader, ridden 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, every chance towards finish, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Purcell (9-7) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Red Refraction (IRE) 9-1 (9-2) Keen early, soon in touch, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-4) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Mary's Daughter 8-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway 2f out, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 8l behind Threes Grand (7-11) at York 5f Apprentice Handicap (0-100) (3yo) (2) sft in Aug.
Right Touch 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven to lead narrowly inside final 2f, soon ridden, held on under pressure final furlong, won at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug beating Tajneed (8-8) by 1l, 14 ran.
Bachotheque (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, 9th of 10, 8l behind Spinatrix (9-7) at Ripon 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.