Ace of Hearts, Siberian Tiger and Orchard Supreme make the shortlist here with ACE OF HEARTS set to come up trumps. Ace of Hearts, a course winner, shoulders top weight here but he has been in great heart of late, just touched off in three very competitive handicaps. Consequently the handicapper has raised his rating for losing - he is two pounds higher here - but this is an easier contest than he has been contesting and a bold showing is anticipated. In contrast Siberian Tiger does not seem badly treated. Two pounds lower than when fourth in a good handicap on Derby Day, he advertised his wellbeing when chasing home the talented Meydan City last time and looks set to go well. Orchard Supreme won here in May and has since run well in the Royal Hunt Cup. He was badly drawn when well beaten here on his latest start and should not be left out of calculations. Ace of Hearts has been knocking at the door recently and can gain an overdue success.
Ace of Hearts 8-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, effort 2f out, led 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Perfect Star (9-8) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Capable Guest (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Always behind, under pressure over 3f out, eased over 1f out, 15th of 16, 39l behind Ask The Butler (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (2) gd in Aug.
Siberian Tiger (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, rallied over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Meydan City (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo stk (3) gs in Aug.
Kinsya 11-1 (9-9) Mid-division, effort over 3f out, no impression, 10th of 16, 7l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-4) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Orchard Supreme 14-1 (9-11) Always in rear, 18th of 20, 19l behind Yamal (9-5) at Goodwood 1m hcap (3) gd in Jul.
Upton Grey (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Led for 1f, prominent, switched to centre and led over 7f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 18, 10l behind Unshakable (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Dear Maurice 5-1fav (9-8) Mid-division, never on terms, 10th of 15, 15l behind Irish Mayhem (9-1) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.
Mountain Pride (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Never better than mid-division, 11th of 16, 7l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-4) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.