Commandingpresence is the only previous course and distance winner in the field but with three stinkers in his last three races, it would be a brave man to row in blindly with him. KISS FROM A ROSE is still lightly raced and while Rae Guest's filly is yet to add to her sole success on Polytrack, she showed enough in a recent event at Warwick to suggest her as capable of winning another race. Kieren Fallon has been booked for Only Ten Per Cent though John Jenkins' six-year-old has been unable to transfer the pick of his form onto Turf. Assertive Agent is retried in headgear and has obvious claims in a race where winning form is in notably short supply. New Leyf is on a losing run of three years and is now 16lb lower than his last winning mark.
New Leyf (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Took keen hold tracking leaders on outside, pushed along and not quicken over 2f out, driven along and stayed on from over 1f out, went 5th nearing finish, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Gravitational (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Only Ten Per Cent (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, last of 12, 12l behind Perfect Muse (9-9) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Paradise Spectre 50-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear and outpaced, last of 8, 10l behind Seamster (8-13) at Lingfield 6f clm stks (5) pol.
Top Offer 14-1 (11-1) Keen, in rear, headway when switched left halfway, tracked leaders, short of room 2f out, no impression final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Perfect Mission (10-12) at Salisbury 7f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Hit The Lights (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, outpaced, 7th of 8, 8l behind Seamster (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Commandingpresence (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 22l behind Dissent (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Saskia's Dream 11-2 (8-8) Raced away from rail, tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Desert Ranger (9-6) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Assertive Agent 4-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on outside, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, one pace and lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Intomist (9-5) at Windsor 6f app hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jun.
Tregereth (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Towards rear, driven and effort over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 5l behind Syrian Pearl (9-2) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Yankee Red 25-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 10, 7l behind Moonspring (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Night Trade (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Held up and off the pace, pushed along halfway, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 8l behind Sarangoo (9-11) at Windsor 6f app hcp (5) gs.
Kiss From A Rose 3-1fav (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 10, 3l behind Spiraea (9-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.