MORACHE MUSIC has been taking on higher rated rivals than this in conditions races. Peter Makin's charge is possibly still improving, despite those defeats, and gets the nod back in a handicap. Dont Bother Me finished ahead of King Torus when runner-up in a tough handicap at Ascot last time and has leading claims while Ansaab finished in front of Victoire De Lyphar at Newmarket last month and the latter has subsequently gone close in soft ground. Badr Al Badoor may well reverse earlier running with King Torus and prove best of the rest.
Morache Music 6-1 (9-1) In touch in rear, ridden 2f out, no impression, 4th of 5, 4 1/2l behind Professor (9-1) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gs in Jul.
Dont Bother Me (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden chasing winner final furlong, stayed on but always held, 2nd of 29, 1l behind Heavy Metal (8-9) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
King Torus (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Held up in mid-division, headway and edging right under pressure over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never quite going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 29, 2 1/2l behind Heavy Metal (8-9) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Askaud (IRE) 66-1 (8-10) Led for 2f, chased leader until over 3f out, chased leaders, weakened well over 1f out, 16th of 17, 13l behind Red Avenger (8-13) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gf.
Secretinthepark 12-1 (8-13) Went left start, mid-division, driven 3f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 9th of 19, 8l behind Muthmir (8-13) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Victoire De Lyphar (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) sft.
Ansaab 7-1 (9-3) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Laffan (9-11) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Badr Al Badoor (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong until close home, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind King Torus (9-3) at Doncaster 7f stks 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Storm King 25-1 (9-8) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Whispering Warrior (9-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Mezzotint (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Rene Mathis (9-3) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) sft.