SAGAMORE gets the vote after finishing strongly grabbing second in the latter stages last time out at Doncaster. This trip doesn't look beyond him given that effort, he has shown the most promise so far out of these runners and he is from a yard with a 41% strike-rate at the course this year. Short Break has shown little in her runs so far on the turf and is tried on the Polytrack for the first time. Pilote Celebre has improved in his two runs so far and with Andrew Balding's three-year-olds in fine fettle he may be the main danger.
Transinski (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Prominent 10f, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Mossley (10-13) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Jun.
Fluter Phil Piccolo gelding out of Figura.
Pilote Celebre 9-2 (9-3) Keen early, tracked leading trio, pushed along to 3rd over 3f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, stayed on well towards finish, not quite pace to challenge, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Caucus (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Sagamore 6-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, ran on well, never reached leader, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Willing Foe (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Present Story 100-1 (8-8) Held up towards rear, driven along over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, limited progress, 9th of 14, 17l behind Fox Hunt (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Short Break 11-4fav (8-12) Started slowly, pulled hard, held up in rear, headway on outside 3f out, hung left from 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Mountain Hiker (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.