A typical race of it's kind in which TAGULA NIGHT deserves to head the market and go close following sound performances on his last three starts. He shouldn't be inconvenienced by the step up in trip, any further rain will suit and his apprentice is good value for his 5lb claim although the gelding does have to prove himself on this track. Sutton Veny and Rocker deserve places on the short-list, Barons Spy won well at Bath while Speak The Truth is fairly handicapped and a visor may eke out a pound or two of improvement . The blinkered Perfect Flight, Macdillon and Victorian Bounty haven't won for some time but are too well handicapped to ignore whilst Desert Icon may not be the easiest of rides but he's shown on his last two starts that he has the ability to pick up a race or two from his current mark.
Sutton Veny (IRE) 9-2fav (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Witchry (7-12) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Curtains 33-1 (8-8) Steadied start, raced wide, held up, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 11l behind Shakespearean (9-5) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo lst stk (1) gd in Jun.
Macdillon 12-1 (9-11) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Present Alchemy (9-9) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Barons Spy (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, edged right and ran on inside final furlong, won at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Riflessione (9-2) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Tagula Night (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, progress over 1f out, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Angus Newz (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Perfect Flight 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders towards centre, ridden and outpaced when switched right over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 7th of 8, 9l behind Alice Alleyne (9-2) at Goodwood 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Victorian Bounty 11-2 (9-4) Raced keenly, tracking leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Great Charm (9-4) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Rocker 11-4fav (9-5) Bumped start, tracked leaders, ridden to lead entering final furlong, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Efistorm (9-7) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Al Gillani (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 3l behind Kanaf (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Miss Hollybell 25-1 (9-8) In rear, outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 6l behind Favourite Girl (9-12) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Requisite 9-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along and not quicken over 2f out, no danger after, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Dubai Media (9-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Fivefold (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Prominent, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 15th of 17, 18l behind R Woody (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Desert Icon (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, prominent, ridden and edged left over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, always held, 2nd of 6, 1 1/4l behind George Thisby (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Steadied in rear, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, challenged leaders inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Erebus (9-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.