|1st||Decision By One||9/2|
|2nd||Tip Top Gorgeous (IRE)||4/1|
|3rd||Waseem Faris (IRE)||7/1|
|1 (9)||521-7||Decision By One 15||3||9-0 t||R Kingscote||Tom Dascombe||80||9/2|
|2 (5)||321-84||Desert Philosopher 7||3||9-0||J P Spencer||K A Ryan||79||11/8|
|4 (4)||741P-||Especially Red (IRE) 292||3||9-0||A Kirby||Mrs L Williamson||70||66/1|
|5 (6)||21-59||Gabbiano 16||3||9-0||Raul Da Silva (5)||J Gask||77||14/1|
|6 (3)||31-0||Knocker Knowles (IRE) 44||3||9-0||P B Beggy||P D Evans||80||33/1|
|7 (1)||1-49||Spykes Bay (USA) 14||3||9-0||P Hanagan||Mrs K Burke||78||9/1|
|8 (7)||1259-75||Tip Top Gorgeous (IRE) 7||3||9-0||D Tudhope||D O'Meara||76||4/1|
|9 (2)||25-3235||Waseem Faris (IRE) 18||3||9-0||A Culhane||M R Channon||80||7/1|
|3 (8)||5-15673||Dubai Sunshine (IRE)||3||9-0||M L W Bell||K Fallon||80|
Tom Dascombe won this last year with an outsider and Decision By One can go well though he's just held by Desert Philosopher on their 1-2 at Wolverhampton in October. The latter was behind Dubai Sunshine at Hamilton last week and Michael Bell's charge should go well. Knocker Knowles won easily on fast going at Warwick in August but finished last on his reappearance at Nottingham though the soft ground wasn't in his favour. Neither TIP TOP GORGEOUS nor Waseem Faris have been doing much wrong in handicaps and it's the former who just gets the nod in an open looking contest.
Decision By One 14-1 (9-0) Led, ridden 2f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra, 7th of 11, 6l behind Jack Dexter (8-11) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Desert Philosopher 11-2 (9-1) Disputed lead, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Galician (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Dubai Sunshine (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, chased winner well inside final furlong, ran on under pressure, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Galician (9-0) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Especially Red (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened soon after, eased over 1f out, pulled up inside final furlong, in a race won by Toffee Tart (9-1) at Windsor 6f 2yo auc hcp (5) gf in Aug, 8 ran.
Gabbiano 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, last of 9, 13l behind Priceless Jewel (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Knocker Knowles (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Dwelt always in rear, last of 13, 11l behind Rusty Rocket (8-8) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Apr.
Spykes Bay (USA) 20-1 (8-3) Restless in stalls, led until ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly, soon behind, last of 9, 24l behind Sovereign Debt (8-12) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Tip Top Gorgeous (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, no impression on leaders, 5th of 18, 5l behind Morocco Moon (8-11) at York 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Waseem Faris (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Not much room start, chased leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 9, 7l behind Exceedance (9-1) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.