This was won last year by Tangerine Trees, who went on to Prix De L'Abbaye glory. Dinkum Diamond was a close third a year ago and gained his first subsequent success at Nottingham last time in a race that should have a bearing here. Runner-up that day was MASAMAH, the 2011 King George winner, who was conceding 8lb and beaten narrowly. He has been hampered by his Group 2 penalty for most of the season but conditions are in his favour here and he can gain his first victory since that Goodwood success. Move In Time wasn't far behind at Nottingham and as that was his first start in ten weeks he looks certain to give a good account. Pepper Lane is a very useful handicapper as we saw in the Great St Wilfrid but was previously well beaten in Listed company while the speedy Confessional has a high draw to overcome and Tim Easterby may have a better chance with Ponty Acclaim. Pabusar has only won once in 15 starts but is a regular at this level while Borderlescott is drawn best of all and though on a long losing run he's perfectly capable of playing a part in what should be a cracking sprint.
Borderlescott 20-1 (9-9) Raced centre, prominent, pushed right and hampered over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 9th of 27, 2 3/4l behind Hawkeyethenoo (9-9) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Burning Thread (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Never reached beyond mid-division, 16th of 19, 9l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.
Cheviot (USA) 14-1 (8-12) Chased leaders in 5th, driven over 2f out, headway over 1f out, effort to challenge when not much room inside final furlong, ran on well to lead towards finish, won at Beverley 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in May beating Addictive Dream (8-5) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Confessional 33-1 (9-11) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, no impression after, 15th of 19, 7l behind Ortensia (9-8) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Dinkum Diamond (IRE) 11-2 (8-11) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden to led 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in Aug beating Masamah (9-5) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Elusivity (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, last of 17, 12l behind Ortensia (9-5) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Masamah (IRE) 20-1 (9-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 8th of 19, 4l behind Ortensia (9-8) at York 5f Grp 1 (1) gd in Aug.
Moorhouse Lad 66-1 (9-0) Chased leaders 4f, last of 10, 14l behind Deacon Blues (9-3) at Newbury 5f Grp 3 (1) gd in Sep '11.
Move In Time 11-4 (9-0) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 1/4l behind Dinkum Diamond (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in Aug.
Noble Storm (USA) 4-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Dinkum Diamond (8-11) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gf in Aug.
Pabusar 9-1 (9-1) Raced near side, towards rear and never on terms, 13th of 17, 6l behind Ortensia (9-5) at Goodwood 5f Grp 2 (1) gd in Aug.
Statue Of Dreams (IRE) 100-1 (9-5) Soon chased leaders, off the pace, moderate 5th 1 1/2f out, soon no impression under pressure, kept on same pace, 5th of 8, 5l behind My Girl Anna (9-2) at Curragh 5f Grp 3 (1) sft in Aug.
Free Zone 3-1fav (9-3) Chased leader, 2nd halfway, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 10l behind Inxile (9-9) at Tipperary 5f Listed stks (1) hvy in Aug.
Pepper Lane 20-1 (9-1) With leader far side, ridden to lead and overall leader 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Ripon 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug beating Tax Free (8-8) by 1 1/2l, 20 ran.
Six Wives 14-1 (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, held by winner towards finish, 2nd of 6, 3/4l behind My Sharona (8-12) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Ponty Acclaim (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Raced towards far side, mid-division overall, switched right to centre over 3f out, headway halfway, ridden and every chance 1f out, outpaced in closing stages, 7th of 19, 1 3/4l behind Tax Free (9-0) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Aug.