A host of all-weather regulars return to this surface having struggled on Turf of late. True To Form is one of them but he never figured in last year's renewal but the likes of Verse Of Love, Come On Blue Chip and Chapter And Verse are all capable of going close on their day. Atlantis Crossing is yet another with claims on his return from a lay-off but Sea Shanty makes his Polytrack debut off a 7lb higher mark than when winning at Sandown back in May. Chookie Royale carries a penalty for his recent win over 7f here so UPPERCUT is preferred. He was only beaten a head at Newmarket last time but scored over track and trip before that and gets the nod reunited with winning partner Robert Tart.
True To Form (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 4th of 7, 5l behind Greek War (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Monsieur Chevalier (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Missed break, held up in rear, not clear run and switched left 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on, never nearer, 6th of 19, 4l behind Graphic (9-5) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Mighty Ambition (USA) 7-2fav (8-12) Dwelt raced stand side, in rear, headway 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 11l behind Trumpet Major (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 3yo Grp 3 (1) gs in Apr '12.
George Guru 40-1 (9-3) Raced far side, towards rear, ridden and some progress over 1f out, never dangerous, 13th of 27, 10l behind Breton Rock (9-4) at Ascot 7f (2) sft.
Chookie Royale 9-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, ran on well from over 1f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol beating Head Of Steam (9-5) by nk, 13 ran.
Marshgate Lane (USA) 6-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway and hung left over 2f out, weakened and eased 1f out, tailed off, 19th of 21, well behind Party Line (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct '12.
Atlantis Crossing (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division on inside, good headway 2f out, switched right to inside and chased leader over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead final strides, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Mar beating Bravo Echo (9-7) by hd, 11 ran.
Verse Of Love 8-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and pressed 2f out, soon headed, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 11l behind Weapon Of Choice (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Sea Shanty (USA) 17-2 (9-1) In touch, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, not pace to threaten, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Gworn (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, no headway, soon well held, 6th of 7, 16l behind Lowther (8-12) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Maverik 14-1 (8-11) Prominent, chased leader over 5f out, ridden to lead briefly 2f out, weakened quickly approaching final furlong, 13th of 15, 8l behind Graphic (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Captain Cat (IRE) 12-1 (9-11) Awkward start, soon led, set strong pace, headed over 2f out, weakened quickly and eased, last of 7, 17l behind Greek War (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, squeezed for room on inner over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 10l behind Knight Owl (9-3) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Uppercut 13-2 (9-0) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, rallied to go 2nd post, 2nd of 8, hd behind Mabait (8-9) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.