CROQUEMBOUCHE was a narrow margin winner at Folkestone last month. He's up 5lb but beat subsequent dual winner Standpoint on that occasion and is taken to go in again here. Highland Duke is lightly-raced and should make his presence felt after a second at Haydock while Jewelled has claims on her earlier run on the Polytrack at Lingfield when runner-up to Hayaku. James Pollard scored at Chepstow in June but has failed to threaten in a couple of starts on the Flat since and Amistress has yet to show any improvement for slipping down the weights.
Jewelled 16-1 (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 5th inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Cactus Valley (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
James Pollard (IRE) 9-2fav (11-6) In touch on inside, good headway over 4f out, went 2nd over 3f out, well held from 2f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Laconicos (10-1) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Croquembouche (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Dwelt, soon driven forward to lead, hard driven and went clear over 1f out, eased well inside final furlong, just held on, won at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Standpoint (10-0) by nk, 10 ran.
Amistress 4-1 (9-0) Last trio, outpaced 3f out, soon ridden, effort towards inside 2f out, one pace and no impression over 1f out, 6th of 9, 8l behind Hurakan (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Gavi 80-1 (9-6) Dwelt, mid-division and keen, switched right over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out,, kept on to take 3rd place inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 7l behind Mean It (9-3) at Haydock 1m mdn stks (5) gs in Jul.
Highland Duke (IRE) 9-2 (8-10) Tracked leaders, chased winner 1f out, kept on and no impression, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Now My Sun (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Highlife Dancer 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, lost place over 4f out, soon behind, 11th of 15, 18l behind Ambala (9-9) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Gallego 8-1 (10-4) Steadied start, held up well in rear, switched right to outside 3f out, never on terms, 9th of 12, 11l behind Hamilton Hill (11-2) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Cool Hand Luke (IRE) 16-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 1f out, rider dropped whip just inside final furlong, no extra and lost three places towards finish, 5th of 8, 7l behind Venegazzu (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.