Hi Note scored by seven lengths at Newbury but has been raised 9lb for her trouble and Meetings Man has been raised the same amount for an easy win at Lingfield. Saborido scored over track and trip last season but this is tougher while Cousin Khee's victory at this track came in an all-weather bumper. Presto Volante has a leading chance having gone close in better company here last month but Man Of Plenty has come up short over today's distance on a couple of occasions now. SPIRITOFTOMINTOUL has yet to win but the half-brother to a winning hurdler is expected to improve for today's extra distance and the unexposed four-year-old gets the vote.
Halling's Quest 20-1 (9-4) Held up, headway to chase leaders 10f out, went 2nd 8f out until halfway, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 14l behind Seal Of Approval (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Jul.
Cousin Khee 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, lost place over 6f out, some headway over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 10, 20l behind Havana Cooler (8-8) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Saborido (USA) 10-1 (9-12) Held up well off the pace in mid-division, pushed along and struggling 4f out, behind and eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 10, 39l behind Good Evans (8-0) at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Hi Note 7-2 (9-13) Made all, clear well over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Jezza (9-6) by 7l, 7 ran.
Desert Recluse (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 11l behind Broxbourne (9-2) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Jul.
Sohar 8-1 (8-13) Slowly away soon behind, never a factor, 12th of 18, 19l behind Broxbourne (9-0) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gs in Jul.
Italian Riviera 2-1fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, led over 8f out, headed over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Almagest (10-4) at Beverley 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Spice Fair 8-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Silver Samba (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Meetings Man (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) In touch, headway on outer to press leaders over 3f out, led over 2f out, ran on, comfortable, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Beat Route (9-7) by 8l, 11 ran.
Presto Volante (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, went 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Eshtyaaq (8-7) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Danvilla 16-1 (9-4) Led, joined after 4f, headed 5f out, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, 10th of 12, 50l behind Argent Knight (8-4) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Mexicali (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 4f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 18, 10l behind Broxbourne (9-0) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp 0-95 (2) gs in Jul.
Spiritoftomintoul 7-4fav (9-2) Dwelt towards rear, came centre 7f out, ridden 3f out, kept on, never a factor, 4th of 9, 8l behind Miss Dashwood (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Man Of Plenty 5-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 5l behind Almagest (9-12) at Ripon 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.