Al Muheer is capable on his day but it's hard to tell when that will be while other old stagers like Copperwood and Fathsta are equally unreliable but still pop-up on occasions. Multiple course winner Shadowtime doesn't look the force of old nowadays but another prolific winner at this track, POLISH WORLD, looks on a tempting mark. He's dropped 10lb since last year's win at Newcastle and it could be his turn again today. Relight My Fire is a dual course and distance winner but in easier races than this though Consign has every chance after a third at Newmarket and is just preferred to Red Explorer.
Al Muheer (IRE) 16-1 (10-0) Steadied start in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 6th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Albaqaa (9-6) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Maria's Choice (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Soon led, headed 9f out, soon settled in mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, no progress over 2f out, 7th of 10, 11l behind Seal Of Approval (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul.
Red Explorer (USA) 12-1 (8-12) Raced stands' side tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 5l behind Elusive Flame (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
Consign 7-2fav (9-3) Raced centre held up, ridden over 2f out, hung left and ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Skytrain (8-13) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Copperwood 6-1 (9-6) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, not pace to challenge, 5th of 9, 4l behind Albaqaa (9-6) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Fathsta (IRE) 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, pushed along to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Warwick 6f sell stks (6) gf beating We Have A Dream (9-5) by 3l, 9 ran.
Shadowtime 14-1 (9-1) Held up in 5th, driven to chase leaders 3f out, kept on same pace, weakened final furlong, last of 7, 10l behind King Torus (9-9) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Polish World (USA) 12-1 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Showboating (9-9) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Relight My Fire 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, edged right and pressing for 2nd over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Polar Chief (9-0) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.