Teen Ager landed a double earlier in the year and remains in fine fettle. An apprentice's claim negates a further rise in the weights after finishing ahead of West Leake when third here last time. Bold Ring has found it harder to hold his form since scoring over track and trip in May so Fenella Fudge makes more appeal back over 7f. SHEIKH THE REINS failed to score last year and has tumbled down the weights as a result. But he looks set for a return to winning ways after going close at Warwick and John Best's charge gets the nod in the opener.
Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 12-1 (9-10) Keen close up, effort over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind See The Storm (9-12) at Warwick 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Excellent Jem 13-2 (9-8) Tracked leader, every chance over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Hamble (8-12) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Teen Ager (FR) 12-1 (9-2) Steadied and awkward leaving stallls, held up in mid-division, headway towards inside over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, one pace and no impression when lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Levi Draper (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Bold Ring 9-2 (9-3) Held up in 5th, 4th and stayed on same pace final 2f, 4th of 5, 8l behind Yojojo (9-7) at Brighton 1m fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in May.
West Leake (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Levi Draper (9-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
The Guru Of Gloom (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 3 1/2l behind The Mongoose (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Athletic 20-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Hill Of Dreams (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jun.
Fenella Fudge 8-1 (8-10) Held up in touch on inside, ridden and headway when switched right inside final 2f, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner when switched left in closing stages, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-5) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Welsh Inlet (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, mid-division, hung right and lost place halfway, 11th of 13, 15l behind Aye Aye Digby (9-6) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
El Camino Real (IRE) 66-1 (8-5) Led, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 9l behind Light From Mars (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f app clm stks (6) pol.
Gracie's Games 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened 1f out, 14th of 16, 12l behind Gabrial's Gift (9-4) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Dvinsky (USA) 7-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 12l behind Darnathean (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.