Oh So Sassy returned a clear winner at Kempton last time but won't find this as easy after a 13lb hike in the weights. Rock Up won his maiden by five lengths but couldn't cope with a 4lb rise last time and a chance is taken on DESERT COMMAND. He has yet to race over the minimum trip but was beaten only a short-head when attempting to make all over 6f at Epsom last time and may well hold on for the win this time. Howyadoingnotsobad could figure dropping back down a grade and Pucon is usually thereabouts at this level though she disappointed when favourite in soft ground here last month.
Desert Command 11-4fav (9-5) Led, ridden 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 6, shd behind Al Udeid (9-7) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Howyadoingnotsobad (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 11th of 12, 13l behind Shafaani (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Burnhope 20-1 (9-4) Led far side group, headed by that group over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 13th of 20, 8l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Oh So Sassy 11-4 (9-3) Made all, nudged clear from over 1f out, eased towards finish, won at Kempton 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep beating Outbid (8-13) by 4 1/2l, 9 ran.
Ask The Guru 33-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, last of 8, 11l behind Dominium (8-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Rock Up (IRE) 5-2fav (9-6) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 3rd of 11, hd behind Gung Ho Jack (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Exotic Guest 8-1 (9-4) Held up in touch, ridden and no progress over 1f out, never threatened, last of 8, 6l behind Waseem Faris (9-7) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Appointee (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Chased leaders until lost place over 2f out, last of 12, 25l behind Dominium (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Pucon 2-1fav (9-7) Led until over 1f out, weakened quickly and eased, 7th of 10, 13l behind Monsieur Jamie (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Dark Lane 8-1 (8-6) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 6th of 10, 4l behind Fat Gary (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.