Hamelin easily won a Kempton maiden last month but the handicapper has done him no favours here. My History is even less exposed but probably didn't beat much at Beverley and a line through the second suggests Lineman has a bit to find with Hamelin on the book. Pompeia has ability but looks to be treading water off her current mark and we'd like to give another chance to DON PADEJA. He didn't run badly over 1m6f at Salisbury last time, despite pulling hard. But is back over his winning track and trip today and can recoup losses. Lisa's Legacy, Sunblazer, Ice Pie and Mr Fitzroy also started favourite last time but a bigger danger could be Shamaheart, who was taking on stiffer opposition at Goodwood last time.
Hamelin (IRE) 11-8fav (9-5) Led 1f, led again over 2f out, drew clear inside final furlong, stayed on strongly, won at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating My Direction (9-5) by 2 1/2l, 14 ran.
Lisa's Legacy 9-2fav (9-5) Led 1f, prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 3l behind Prospera (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Shamaheart (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) In touch, driven to chase leaders when not much room inside final 2f, ridden and weakened final furlong, 9th of 13, 9l behind Retirement Plan (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
My History (IRE) 8-13fav (9-5) Made most, ridden when challenged over 1f out, asserted near finish, won at Beverley 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep beating Response (9-5) by 1l, 8 ran.
Pompeia 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed 1f out, no extra, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Autun (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Don Padeja 5-6fav (9-6) Mid-division, ridden and effort on outside over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong to chase leading pair final 100 yards, held towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Laser Blazer (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Sunblazer (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Awkward start, held up in touch, effort 3f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 7, shd behind Duke Of Yorkshire (8-12) at Catterick 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Ice Pie 4-1fav (9-0) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Sweet Deal (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Mr Fitzroy (IRE) 11-4fav (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 10l behind Canadian Run (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Lineman 5-1 (9-5) Dwelt, tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Shanti (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 5 ran.