Calon Lad produced a much better effort when stepped up to 1m3f here on his handicap debut and should be involved in the finish. Zhuba could also figure if forgiven a below-par run at Nottingham last time while Aminah and Pink Mischief have bits of form that give them both a chance. Ebony Roc couldn't cope with a 7lb rise for scoring on the Polytrack when only fourth at Chepstow last week and the vote goes to THE WIZARD OF AUS. He looks sure to be suited by this longer trip judged on his earlier efforts over 1m2f and is dropped in class today after a modest handicap debut at Sandown.
Gilded Frame 20-1 (8-9) In touch, under pressure over 2f out, staying on when short of room over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 9l behind Close At Hand (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Zhuba (IRE) 15-2 (9-7) Tracked leader until ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 21l behind Artful Prince (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Calon Lad (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Last pair, ridden over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Runninglikethewind (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
The Wizard Of Aus (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, effort on inside over 2f out, stayed on same pace from over 1f out, 4th of 7, 8l behind Close At Hand (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Hazzaat (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Raced wide chasing leaders, pushed along on outer halfway, weakened and eased over 2f out, tailed off, last of 8, well behind Lowther (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Minimee 33-1 (9-7) Soon pushed along towards rear, last and no chance when hampered on inside well over 2f out, last of 12, 20l behind Runninglikethewind (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Ebony Roc (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 17, 6l behind Highway Code (9-5) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Aminah 7-1 (9-4) In touch, headway over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 3l behind Exclusive Waters (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Wedding Speech (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 12, 5l behind Winslow Arizona (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Sweet Louise (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Led, headed 7f out, led over 5f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 26l behind Regal Silk (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Pink Mischief 16-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside to 4th 2f out, soon hung right, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final stride, not pace of winner, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Sudden Wish (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Captain Caroline 80-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, 10th of 12, 23l behind Thouwra (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.