King's Masque has won three of his last four but this is a huge rise in class and he's probably better on quicker ground. Jawhar is also at the top of his game and chasing a four-timer after wins at Yarmouth, York and Newbury. He's got to defy yet another career-high mark here, however, and is another tackling better company. The three-year-olds Commend and Clare Island Boy can't be ignored with the former going off favourite at Chester last month. Shavansky won at Kempton last month while Cool Macavity could be well handicapped and Splendid Light is very lightly raced, though has only won on Polytrack so far. LITTLE ROCKY likes soft ground and, though slightly disappointing at Pontefract last month, should strip fitter here and can bounce back to winning ways.
Jawhar (IRE) 6-5fav (9-10) Held up towards rear, switched to race in centre group 4f out, headway over 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, went 2nd and edged left inside final furlong, stayed on to lead final 100 yards, won at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep beating Henry Clay (9-4) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Little Rocky 13-8fav (9-5) Dwelt, soon led, ridden over 1f out, head and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Las Verglas Star (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Sep.
Shavansky 16-1 (8-13) Pulled hard soon prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Jacob Cats (8-12) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Sep.
Cool Macavity (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed last 100 yards, one pace when short of room and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Dick Doughtywylie (9-4) at Doncaster 1m 2f stks 0-85 (3) gd in Sep.
Splendid Light 13-2 (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leader for 2f, settled in 3rd, raced awkwardly on downhill run, pushed along and carried head high over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 9, 12l behind Borug (8-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Clare Island Boy (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, ridden over 4f out, weakened 3f out, 10th of 11, 8l behind Deia Sunrise (9-1) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Commend 11-4fav (9-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Eastern Destiny (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep.
King's Masque 7-4fav (9-5) Steadied into rear soon after start, headway 3f out, led over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Sep beating Princess Steph (9-0) by 4l, 7 ran.