A competitive opener to the card and TITLE ROLE is given the vote to land it where Dark Prospect and Bushy Dell look the biggest dangers. A winner over course and distance in April, the selection has been campaigned over trips in excess of today's trip and didn't appear to stay. Despite racing keenly last time he did stick to his task well in the closing stages and on recent form, he is an obvious contender in an open heat. Dark Prospect is relatively lightly raced and attempted ten furlongs for the first time on his last start. Second in that event, the winner has left the form down subsequently which is a worry. Bushy Dell is up 7lb for a victory last time where she won very comfortably. It is hard to see Vilna reverse the form. Vilna is not straight-forward but if he did put his best foot forward he would have place claims while Bois Joli is 5lb lower having been well beaten in testing ground at Ripon last time. Title Role is the selection to land it.
Ballora (FR) 8-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, driven on inside over 2f out, no response, 7th of 13, 7l behind Liberally (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Vilna (USA) 3-1 (8-8) Held up, pushed along 5f out, never near leaders, 7th of 10, 36l behind Greenwich Village (9-2) at Great Leighs 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Bois Joli (IRE) 9-2 (9-13) Took keen hold behind leaders, ridden along over 3f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 6, 8l behind La Sarrazine (10-0) at Ripon 1m 2f fll hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Filun 8-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no headway, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 9l behind Kingdom of Fife (9-0) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Bushy Dell (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Soon tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden clear over 1f out, ridden out, comfortably, won at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Aug beating Vilna (9-6) by 3l, 8 ran.
Title Role 10-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, tracked leader, ridden along from 2f out, stayed on under pressure to take 2nd final strides, 2nd of 13, nk behind Liberally (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Canyon Colours (USA) 50-1 (8-8) Behind, headway over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 10, 11l behind Interchange (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f mdn stk (4) sft in Aug.
Dark Prospect 7-2 (9-1) Held up, headway to lead over 3f out, hung right over 1f out, headed final furlong, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Zuwaar (9-1) at Brighton 1m 2f mdn stk (5) frm in Jul.
Dry Speedfit (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Always behind, 7th of 8, 12l behind Portodora (9-5) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Opera de Luna 66-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway over 3f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Interchange (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f mdn stk (4) sft in Aug.
Lobby 7-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Craigstown (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f mdn stk (5) gf in Jun.
Smooth As Silk (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, faded final furlong, 12th of 14, 5l behind Maybe I Will (9-0) at Bath 1m fll hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Locum 5-1 (9-0) Pulled hard in rear, ridden and some headway over 2f out, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 9, 5l behind Snowdrop Princess (9-8) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo app hcp (5) gf in Jul.