Dark Islander had a couple of years racing in America, but faded badly in the closing stages on his return to the UK at Newmarket last month and is hard to assess. EZDEYAAD looks a safer option given he finished runner-up in a decent claimer at Newbury last time and the return to today's longer trip will suit. Pegasus Again takes a drop in class but has a bit to find with the selection, while McConnell's best form has been on the Fibresand so far. Red Somerset looks on the decline and the remainder are up against it.
Dark Islander (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 32l behind Balducci (8-9) at Newmarket 1m stks (2) gf in Jul.
Ezdeyaad (USA) 13-2 (9-3) Chased leaders, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 4l behind Woodcote Place (9-12) at Newbury 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Pegasus Again (USA) 6-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on, no impression, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Regal Salute (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Red Somerset (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, hard ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 16, 9l behind Abriachan (9-2) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
McConnell (USA) 25-1 (9-13) Awkward start, always in rear, last of 11, 30l behind Stand To Reason (9-5) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Jul.
Wisecraic 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 7l behind Woodcote Place (9-12) at Newbury 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Davids Dilemma Teofilio gelding out of Prairie Oyster.
Dichoh 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 12, 9l behind Lutine Charlie (9-11) at Lingfield 1m app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Mambo Spirit (IRE) 11-4 (9-0) Led early, with leader, weakened over 2f out, eased over 1f out, last of 6, 33l behind Efistorm (9-6) at Folkestone 6f sell stks (6) gd in Jul.
Herminella 20-1 (8-4) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and weakened 2f out, last of 8, 19l behind Queen Of Cash (9-3) at Warwick 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.