Diamond Twister looks the pick of John Best's two runners in the race over Sapphire Prince following his recent second to Red Suede Shoes here over a mile but it is hard to get away from BURMA ROCK, who can open his account. Luca Cumani's colt has often flattered to deceive including in handicaps but was doing his best work late on over an extended nine furlongs in a Wolverhampton maiden last time so the likelihood is that there will be more to come over this slightly longer trip and he looks worth one more chance. Hugh Morrison's Heritage Coast has run to a consistent level of form and looks reasonably well treated back in handicaps following his maiden win at Chester, while Lyra's Daemon will need to step up on her recent run at Leicester to trouble the judge but that was her first start since May. Richard Hannon's Lush is better than she showed at Wolverhampton last time and cannot be discounted but he is inconsistent and of more interest may be Master Fong, from the stable of Barry Hills. The son of Doctor Fong is only 2lbs higher than when successful at Sandown in August so looks well enough treated and he has to be respected but preference is for Burma Rock, who can gain an overdue success.
Supercast (IRE) 18-1 (9-2) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 12, 21l behind Spensley (8-9) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Heritage Coast (USA) 4-1fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Hanoverian Baron (9-0) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Master Fong (IRE) 13-2 (8-9) Keen, tracked winner, ridden to join leaders and every chance 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 2 1/2l behind Lively Fling (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Burma Rock (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway on outside 2f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, pressed winner near finish but always held, 2nd of 13, nk behind At Wits End (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Aflaam (IRE) 17-2 (9-4) In rear, 10th of 12, 9l behind Millfield (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Daniel Thomas (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, behind, driven along and no progress final 2f, 7th of 10, 8l behind Penton Hook (8-13) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Resplendent Ace (IRE) 11-2fav (9-10) Towards rear, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 9l behind Nevada Desert (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Lyra's Daemon 9-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 17l behind Spensley (8-9) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Drussell (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 11, 37l behind Satwa Gold (9-2) at Kempton 1m 2f clm stks (6) pol.
Sapphire Prince (USA) 10-1 (9-3) Took keen hold in mid-division, pushed along 4f out, driven along over 2f out and soon beaten, 10th of 12, 13l behind Compton Blue (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Lush (IRE) 16-1 (9-5) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, no impression after, 8th of 12, 7l behind Hits Only Cash (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Diamond Twister (USA) 11-2 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway entering final 2f, chased winner and edged left inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Red Suede Shoes (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Megalala (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Led clear trio, headed 3f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 13l behind Warne's Way (9-11) at Newbury 1m 4f ladies hcap (5) sft.
Sunny Spells 8-1 (9-7) In rear, never trouble leaders, 9th of 13, 11l behind Red Suede Shoes (9-1) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.