Rain would suit Sunraider however conditions may be more in favour of the progressive KAJIMA. Richard Hannon's son of Oasis Dream is 6lbs higher than when a winner at Kempton last month but he hasn't run a bad race this year and it's conceivable that there might be more to come under conditions like todays. Sunraider has got bits of form on quick ground and has run well here before however recent performances have suggested a bit of cut suits best, but along with Layla's Hero and Mass Rally he rates a big threat. Colepeper holds Layla's Hero on their Brighton run and he has little to find with the selection on their Kempton run, whilst Carnaby Street and Navajo Chief are big players as they drop in class. Waveband is not discounted now back up in trip on quick ground, whilst Flying Statesman has been off since finishing tenth in last-year's Coventry Stakes.
Navajo Chief 28-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, soon rushed up on inside to chase leader, still pressing leaders when badly hampered over 1f out, lost 3rd entering final furlong, not recover, 4th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Ransom Note (9-0) at York 1m hcap (2) gd in Aug.
Carnaby Street (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) Led, headed 5f out, every chance when bumped 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 12l behind Yaa Wayl (8-9) at York 7f Listed stks (1) gf in Aug.
Colepeper 13-8fav (9-4) Made all, ridden and pressed over 1f out, stayed on well and well in command last half furlong, eased close home, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug beating Layla's Hero (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 4 ran.
Mass Rally (IRE) 9-4fav (9-6) In rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, kept on to go 4th near finish, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Kakatosi (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Aug.
Layla's Hero (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Chased leading pair, chased winner 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, eased when no impression close home, 2nd of 4, 1 3/4l behind Colepeper (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Sunraider (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and edged right 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Cansili Star (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Aug.
Kajima 7-1 (9-2) Took keen hold in touch, switched left and headway over 1f out, ran on to lead final 150 yards, won at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug beating Colepeper (9-6) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Quarrel (USA) 28-1 (9-7) Steadied start, in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 7th of 9, 6l behind Kakatosi (9-6) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Aug.
Waveband 10-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed approaching 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 9l behind Harry Patch (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Flying Statesman (USA) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, soon outpaced and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 16l behind Canford Cliffs (9-1) at Royal Ascot 6f 2yo Grp 2 (1) gf in Jun '09.
Leviathan 10-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, hard ridden and under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 15, 8l behind Bullwhip (9-9) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Rasselas (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Always in rear, 7th of 10, 11l behind Aattash (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
White Devil 8-1 (9-3) Steadied start, took keen hold in rear, effort on outside under pressure 2f out, soon one pace, plugged on and not looked keen, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Mr Irons (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.