Luca Cumani has a good strike rate at this track and BARKIS gets the nod to open his account. Related to useful stayers and former stablemates Bauer and Boz, he'll appreciate today's longer trip after a third over a mile at Windsor last time. Hurakan won an apprentice race at Sandown last week and can figure again off the same mark and 7f winner No Compromise will be thereabouts if lasting home on her first start over today's distance. Wiggy Smith won this in 2010 but hasn't scored since while The Cayterers has yet to hit form this season. Urban Space has claims if forgiven his latest below par effort at Windsor and The Lock Master could run into a place.
Pass Muster 9-1 (9-6) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 11, 9l behind Toto Skyllachy (9-4) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
The Cayterers 16-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, moderate progress final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Jack's Revenge (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jun.
Urban Space 7-2fav (9-7) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, hung left and no impression entering final 2f, 8th of 14, 7l behind Blue Surf (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Wiggy Smith 20-1 (9-7) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 12th of 18, 15l behind Knowe Head (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Spyder 10-1 (9-4) Pushed along to lead after 1f out, ridden 3f out, soon headed, one pace final 2f, 5th of 14, 10l behind Carinya (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Nov.
Barkis 5-4fav (9-3) Prominent, pushed along 4f out, led well over 2f out, soon headed, no impression on winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Cannizaro House (9-3) at Windsor 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
The Lock Master (IRE) 7-1 (8-6) Held up behind, driven to chase leaders on inside 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, never on terms, 4th of 9, 5l behind Lily In Pink (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Alshazah 16-1 (9-10) Dwelt, always behind, 11th of 12, 38l behind Incendiary (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jul.
Hurakan (IRE) 7-2fav (8-11) Led early, soon settled 3rd, led again 3f out, ridden 2f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Jul beating Looking On (9-10) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
No Compromise 8-1 (9-0) Chased leader, challenged 2f out, driven to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, no extra and lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind My Sharona (9-5) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Superciliary 16-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, pushed along on outside 3f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never a threat, 9th of 12, 7l behind Jumeirah Palm Star (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.