Humidor hasn't visited the winner's enclosure for more than two years but ran his best race this season in a similar contest at Nottingham in April and has better recent form that Monsieur Joe and Noble Storm. Bern Me Baby ran well on her UK debut at Newmarket but then disappointed over 6f at the same track and may need more time to acclimatize. ROCKY GROUND ran well on his reappearance considering it was his first run for a year. He'll strip fitter here and can begin making up for last time by landing this.
Monsieur Joe (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) 7th of 8, 4l behind Lover Man (9-2) at Maisons-Laffitte(FR) 5f Listed stks (1) gs in Jun.
Humidor (IRE) 25-1 (9-4) Mid-division centre group, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 19th of 27, 10l behind Rex Imperator (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Noble Storm (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 13th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-4) at York 5f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Rocky Ground (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Raced centre tracked leader until led this group over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 5l behind Can You Conga (7-11) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Bern Me Baby (USA) 50-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 9th of 10, 9l behind Lucky Beggar (9-5) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.