Polytrack winner Mutual Regard has found life tough off his current mark although he may yet come good. Waterclock is less exposed but his pedigree sends mixed signals as regards today's longer trip and course and distance winner L Frank Baum makes more appeal with a recent pipe-opener under his belt. Filatore takes on better class rivals after a second at Chepstow but the vote goes to TAGLIETELLE. Andrew Balding's charge won over 1m7f at Newmarket before a couple of failed attempts over shorter trips and can return to winning ways dropping back down in class for this.
Mutual Regard (IRE) 5-2fav (9-2) Tracked leader until over 6f out, chased leading pair, hit on face by rival's whip over 2f out, hampered inside final 2f, rallied to 2nd again 1f out, until inside final furlong, lost 3rd towards finish, 4th of 11, 3l behind Dark Ranger (8-9) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol.
Waterclock (IRE) 12-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up in mid-division in slowly run race, headway on outside 6f out, chased leaders 4f out, pushed along and unable to quicken over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Sir Boss (8-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Taglietelle 14-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 10, 6l behind Silver Lime (9-10) at Ascot 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf.
L Frank Baum (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Led, clear after 3f until 7f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased winner until 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 9l behind Kashgar (8-11) at Chester 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Filatore (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Soon led, ridden and headed entering final 2f, still every chance until near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Tijori (8-12) at Chepstow 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Eshtyaaq 7-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 3f out, 4th of 6, 19l behind Deficit (8-11) at Bath 1m 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) fm.