This may not be as valuable as today's Cesarewitch run over the same trip but it's just as difficult to pick the winner. A speculative vote goes to the progressive KELVINGROVE to shrug off an 8lb rise and land a hat-trick after a couple of comfortable victories at Yarmouth with his latest win coming over 2m. Chester specialist Gabrial The Master didn't stay 2m in soft ground earlier this season but Bin Singspiel is open to further progress having scored over the same trip at Newcastle last time. Theology and Bowdler's Magic are not out of this and neither is King Kurt if his stamina holds out.
Scots Gaelic (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden in moderate 4th 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Offer (10-0) at Naas 1m 4f hcp hvy in Oct '12.
Theology 11-1 (9-5) Sooon led, strongly challenged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 5l behind Swinging Hawk (8-9) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.
Twelve Strings (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, went 3rd over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 28l behind Mister Pagan (8-10) at Ayr 2m 1f hcp (3) sft in Sep.
Desert Recluse (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Led, pushed along and headed 4f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off and eased, last of 7, 50l behind Times Up (9-3) at Doncaster 2m 2f Grp 2 (1) gs in Sep.
Bowdler's Magic 16-1 (9-9) Dwelt, towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Man Of Plenty (9-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Be Perfect (USA) 8-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Discay (9-7) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Dr Irv 4-1 (9-11) Dwelt, towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Man Of Plenty (9-12) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Kelvingrove (IRE) 11-4 (9-2) Close up, chased leader over 3f out, switched right over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left and ridden out, won at Yarmouth 2m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep beating Nateeja (8-12) by 3l, 4 ran.
Hawk Mountain (UAE) 33-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, pushed along over 5f out, went 6th over 1f out, one pace and never dangerous, 6th of 13, 17l behind Mister Pagan (8-10) at Ayr 2m 1f hcp (3) sft in Sep.
King Kurt (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 10f out, ridden and headed over 3f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, no impression on winner, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Tetbury (10-0) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Hit The Jackpot (IRE) 10-3 (9-13) Held up last, headway on outside over 1f out, went modest 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Bin Singspiel (9-0) at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Gabrial The Master (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well final furlong, in command towards finish, won at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep beating Duke Of Yorkshire (8-11) by 1l, 6 ran.
Aleksandar 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 5th, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 15l behind Cockney Sparrow (9-1) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
Bin Singspiel 3-1fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd on bit 3f out, led 2f out, pushed clear final furlong, stayed on well, won at Newcastle 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Secret Seven (8-0) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Valid Reason 33-1 (8-1) Raced keenly, in touch, outpaced over 3f out, soon ridden and beaten, 8th of 18, 24l behind Oriental Fox (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Caledonia 5-2fav (9-2) Close up in chasing group, ridden and weakened 3f out, 5th of 6, 16l behind King Of Paradise (9-5) at Hamilton 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Duke Of Yorkshire 5-1 (8-11) Held up in 5th, headway on inside to 3rd over 1f out, went 2nd and bumped close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Gabrial The Master (9-7) at Chester 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.