A tight handicap with only 4lb separating the 10 runners on official ratings. SILKEN THOUGHTS is 5lb higher than when scoring at Newbury last month, but she wasn't disgraced off today's mark when runner-up back at the same track last time and this is easier. She gets a tentative vote ahead of the progressive Cuckney Bear, who is upped in class today and the consistent Destiny Of Dreams, who scored at Folkestone three weeks ago. King Carrick and Royal Reverie have done their winning over shorter trips, while Swift Blade's recent second came in an amateur's race.
Kingarrick 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders on inside, lost place over 3f out, headway 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, stayed on until no extra towards finish, 4th of 9, 1 1/4l behind Queen Of Cash (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Persian Herald 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, well in rear, ridden and strugging over 3f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Twice Bitten (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f Apprentice Handicap (0-80) (3yo) (4) pol.
Cuckney Bear 6-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden to close over 2f out, led over 1f out, comfortably, won at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Purkab (8-10) by 2 3/4l, 5 ran.
Royal Reverie 11-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, mid-division, effort over 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 14l behind Regal Salute (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Mattoral 4-1fav (8-11) Dwelt, soon in touch on outside, pushed along over 3f out, hung right under pressure and weakened over 2f out,, 6th of 10, 8l behind Silver Grey (9-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Destiny Of Dreams 2-1fav (9-3) Made all, ridden over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, ran on, won at Folkestone 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gs beating Full Bloom (9-5) by ns, 6 ran.
Safari Team (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, led 3f, stayed chasing leaders, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Silver Grey (9-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Alshazah 15-2 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched right inside final 2f, chased leading pair over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 3rd of 5, 4l behind Dubawi Dancer (9-0) at Haydock 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Swift Blade (IRE) 3-1 (10-8) Held up in rear, steady headway over 3f out, chased winner over 1f out, edged left under pressure and stayed on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Rajnagan (10-4) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Silken Thoughts 10-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, chased leading pair over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, joined for that position on line, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Anatolian (9-5) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.