Elspeth's Boy is dropped in class and had Aleqa behind when third at Yarmouth last month. A high draw doesn't help his cause today, however, and TAX BREAK is preferred. He's steadily improved since returning from a three month lay-off and a recent fourth over C&D suggests he's ready to strike. Aldermoor was also returning from a break when scoring over 6f here last time and should be thereabouts along with Mishrif, who was beaten only a length over track and trip last month.
Elspeth's Boy (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, soon lost place, 6th of 10, 5l behind Cloud Rock (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Aleqa 5-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders on outside, driven and outpaced over 2f out, no impression from over 2f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Ongoodform (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
April Fool 16-1 (10-0) Led, clear 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 5l behind Tariq Too (9-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Tax Break 13-2 (8-13) Led, strongly challenged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Greensward (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Aldermoor (USA) 5-2fav (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon ridden, led inside final furlong, edged slightly left, held on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Tislaam (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Saharia (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, chased leaders on outside over 1f out, outpaced over 1f out, ridden and no impression final furlong, last of 6, 6l behind Colorado Gold (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Mishrif (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, soon headed and kept on until outpaced to 3rd final 50 yards, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Qenaa (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Treasure Way 8-1 (9-7) Went left start, raced keenly and prominent, weakened well over 2f out, 8th of 10, 19l behind Miss Bootylishes (9-5) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Gentleman Is Back (USA) 28-1 (8-13) Steadied start, in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 13l behind George Baker (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Cativo Cavallino 25-1 (8-7) Behind, some late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 6l behind Cloud Rock (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Seneschal 80-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 13l behind Woodcote Place (9-12) at Newbury 7f clm stks (5) gd in Aug.
Cootehill Lass (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Always prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed final strides, 2nd of 13, nk behind Without Prejudice (9-5) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Started very slowly, detatched until halfway, headway over 3f out, never a factor, 5th of 9, 12l behind Olney Lass (8-8) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.