A 9lb rise looked harsh for Jazz Master's earlier victory over track and trip and so it proved when he found one too good here last time. He's up another 3lb for this and GLORIOUS PROTECTOR is preferred. The latter finished a promising third on his handicap bow over track and trip and there should be more to come from Ed Walker's colt. Lingfield winner Miss Majurie steps up a grade off a 7lb higher mark and Ffos Las second Rosaceous is preferred, though both Troopingthecolour and Fresa have claims if fully primed for their belated seasonal debuts.
Troopingthecolour 7-4fav (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 18l behind Lyssio (8-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug '12.
Albaqaa 40-1 (9-4) Dwelt, pulled hard in rear, headway when hung right over 1f out, never nearer, 9th of 25, 5l behind Bancnuanaheireann (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Beaufort Twelve 16-1 (8-2) Raced wide chasing leaders, went 2nd halfway, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened quickly over 1f out, 13th of 15, 10l behind Vasily (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Curly Come Home 9-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, headway on inner over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 6l behind Soryah (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Reflect (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) In rear, well beaten over 2f out, 12th of 14, 21l behind Cornrow (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Apache Glory (USA) 11-1 (8-13) Led to start, always towards rear, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Now My Sun (8-12) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Rosaceous 8-1 (9-5) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Singersongwriter (8-13) at Ffos Las 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep.
Glorious Protector (IRE) 6-4fav (9-7) Took keen hold, tracked leader early, soon settled 3rd, lost place halfway, stayed on to 3rd again inside final 2f, not pace to reach leading duo, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Interior Minister (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Jazz Master 15-8fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, led 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Autun (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Mount Tiger 11-4 (9-3) Held up, headway on outside over 5f out, ridden 2f out, soon edged left and beaten, one pace, 5th of 8, 6l behind China Creek (8-9) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Miss Marjurie (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Close up, effort on outer entering final 2f, soon led, edged left final furlong, ridden out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug beating Emulating (9-2) by 1 3/4l, 6 ran.
Hector's Chance 6-1 (8-5) Disputed lead, ridden and every chance from 2f out, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Naaz (9-1) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Fresa 2-1fav (9-0) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, hard driven final furlong, just held on, all out, won at Epsom Downs 1m 2f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul '12 beating Monopoli (8-8) by hd, 9 ran.
Waverunner 16-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on outer 8f out, close up, ridden and weakened 3f out, last of 7, 31l behind Eric The Grey (8-5) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.