Matsunosuke is getting no closer despite tumbling down the weights though Flashbang scored over C&D in this grade in July and is only 2lb higher. Kinglami has been in fine form over 7f at this track of late and should be thereabouts while Belinsky has claims on his previous form over track and trip. PERLACHY scored on the Turf in July and is better off with today's rival Prince Of Passion for a length defeat at Wolverhampton last month. It could be the turn of Ron Harris' charge again today.
Matsunosuke 33-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 8th of 9, 11l behind Tom Sawyer (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Flashbang 12-1 (8-5) Half reared start, soon pressing leader, led 2f out, headed 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Intransigent (9-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Perlachy 16-1 (8-10) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace and edged left inside final furlong,, 8th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Divine Call (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Alpha Delta Whisky 10-1 (9-9) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 11l behind Clear Spring (9-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Kinglami 5-2fav (9-7) Led, ridden clear 2f out, headed close home, 2nd of 13, nk behind Silver Lace (9-1) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Prince Of Passion (CAN) 10-1 (9-7) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 12th of 14, 12l behind Clear Spring (9-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Dark Lane 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pulled hard, ridden 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Clear Spring (9-5) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Belinsky (IRE) 17-2 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and hung right halfway, weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Six Wives (9-9) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Sermons Mount (USA) 12-1 (9-8) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, weakened towards finish, 7th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Amis Reunis (9-3) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Itum 20-1 (8-13) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 6l behind Clubland (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.