Hamilton Hill won over a longer trip at Newbury on Sunday but was previously a long way behind TEMUCO over this C&D when last year's winner Mr Udagawa was also among the also-rans. David Evans' three-year-old, a winner on soft ground at Salisbury in June, looks the one to be on here. Tanforan returns from a short break but will attack from the front and could hang on for a place in a modest opener.
Hamilton Hill 10-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Tidal Run (11-2) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Boomtown 2-7fav (9-6) Held up, headway to track leaders after 2f, led over 2f out, ridden and stumbled over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Tiger's Rocket (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo clm stks (5) pol in Jan '08.
Barista (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division and keen, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Qeethaara (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Feb.
Marvo 10-1 (9-12) Took keen hold, chased leader until over 3f out, smooth headway between horses to challenge 2f out, ridden over 1f out, disputing 2nd and staying on same pace when hampered on rail last half furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind King's Masque (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) gs in Jul.
Mr Udagawa 33-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, pushed along in 5th place 3f out, weakened inside final 2f, 10th of 13, 11l behind Chosen Character (9-13) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Temuco (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, good headway over 2f out, went 3rd inside final 2f, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Chosen Character (9-13) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Tanforan 18-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 9l behind Brown Pete (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in May.
Astragal 8-1 (8-12) In touch on outside, chased leader over 6f out to over 4f out, soon ridden, no chance with leading pair final 3f, 3rd of 7, 15l behind Omid (8-10) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Jul.
Top Spin (FR) (9-4) 14th of 16, 7l behind Sabarye (9-6) at Pornichet(FR) 1m 2f stk gd in Nov.
Nicky Nutjob (GER) 25-1 (8-4) Pulled hard in touch on outer, ridden and weakened 3f out, 10th of 11, 24l behind Bute Street (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Arch Event 50-1 (8-7) Prominent, chased leader over 3f out until ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 8th of 13, 11l behind Hi Spec (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Feb '10.
Shomberg 9-1 (9-0) Led until over 2f out, stayed on same pace approaching final furlong, lost 3rd closing stages, 4th of 6, 11l behind Emperors Waltz (8-9) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) sft in Jul.