Plenty with a chance in this but CLEAR SPRING has been the most progressive this year and gets the nod on that basis. He was scoring for the fourth time this season when successful at Warwick last time and the C&D winner can defy another rise in the weights. This is tougher than the race Commandingpresence won at Lingfield while Peter Island was ending a long losing run when beating Interakt over 5f here last month and has been well beaten since. Epsom winner Lunar Deity has a shout with Richard Hughes booked while Clear Praise and Perfect Pastime are others to consider.
Perfect Pastime 16-1 (9-7) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sacrosanctus (9-10) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Clear Praise (USA) 12-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, edged right and kept on final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Sacrosanctus (9-10) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Courageous (IRE) 6-1fav (8-11) Mid-division on inside, headway over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, switched left to inside and kept on until snatched up near line, 8th of 15, 3l behind Demora (8-5) at Bath 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fm.
Lunar Deity 3-1fav (9-5) In rear, pushed along 3f out, headway on outer entering final 2f, led 1f out, soon edged left, ridden out, won at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug beating Pettochside (8-7) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Interakt 5-1fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, weakened to 4th in closing stages, 4th of 12, 4l behind Button Moon (9-7) at Brighton 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Peter Island (FR) 6-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, always in rear, last of 9, 11l behind Tom Sawyer (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Clear Spring (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Awkward start, held up in rear, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Two Turtle Doves (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Commandingpresence (USA) 6-1 (9-7) Made virtually all, pushed along 2f out, stayed on well (hand timed), won at Lingfield 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Leadenhall Lass (9-3) by 1l, 7 ran.