In an open finale, DINGAAN is the selection to get the better of Visions of Johanna and Kaleo. The last named has been keeping good company in lucrative handicaps without success this season, but he showed improved form to finish second in a conditions contest last time. The winner has let the form down since however and he is taken on. Visions of Johanna hails from a yard in form and has surprisingly been dropped three pounds since finishing a close second at Haydock. A winner of a maiden at Sandown last year, he is thoroughly consistent and looks sure to go close. Dingaan ran a stormer to be a close second in a very hot handicap at Newmarket's July meeting, a race which has produced a string of winners. He has landed a Bath handicap subsequently, and only four pounds higher here, Dingaan looks capable of following up.
Bencoolen (IRE) 14-1 (9-13) Held up in rear, always behind, 17th of 18, 37l behind Marajaa (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Mountain Pride (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Raced on outer, rear of mid-division, headway from 2f out, stayed on from over 1f out to force dead heat for 3rd, on post, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Fanjura (9-7) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jul.
Shavansky 8-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on, never dangerous, 4th of 11, 6l behind Shamali (9-8) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Cape Hawk (IRE) 5-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, badly hampered 4f out, losing place when hampered again inside final 3f, struck by rival whip on head 2f out, soon weakened and eased, 7th of 9, 16l behind Dubai's Touch (10-0) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Mohathab (IRE) 12-1 (8-1) Raced stands side, chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, soon tailed off, last of 15, 46l behind Confront (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcap (2) gf in May.
Mount Hadley (USA) 14-1 (9-6) In touch, raced keenly, pushed along 3f out, gradually lost place when not clear run from over 2f out until over 1f out, eased, 15th of 18, 28l behind Marajaa (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Dingaan (IRE) 7-2fav (9-11) Prominent, steadied after 1f, in touch, switched left just over 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, led entering final furlong, ran on well, won at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Magroom (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Visions of Johanna (USA) 5-4fav (9-9) Led, ridden over 1f out, hung left and headed inside final furlong, no extra, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 4, 1 1/4l behind King Supreme (9-10) at Haydock 1m 2f (5) sft in Jul.
Stravella (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Led, ridden over 2f out, joined inside final furlong, soon headed, lost 2nd place post, 3rd of 10, 1/2l behind La Coveta (9-8) at Leicester 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Effigy 9-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final 1f, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Credit Swap (9-2) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Road To Love (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Led, headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 16l behind Shamali (9-8) at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Kaleo 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Fairmile (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gs in Jul.
Latin Scholar (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Close up, challenged going well over 2f out, unable to quicken inside final furlong and lost 3rd post, 4th of 10, 6l behind Scamperdale (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f (4) pol in Jul.
Alan Devonshire 50-1 (9-2) Steadied rear, pulled hard, pulled way up to chase leaders on wide outside 5f out, weakened rapidly over 2f out, soon eased, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Fanjura (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Thunder Gorge (USA) 11-1 (9-7) Raced wide, in touch, ridden and wandered 2f out, kept on under pressure to take 3rd inside final furlong, no pace of front pair, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Romany Princess (10-2) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.