Above All originally held a Royal Lodge entry and started life in a Conditions contest at Kempton, suggesting he's well regarded, and could figure prominently if consenting to settle for new jockey Richard Hills. He's considered almost as interesting as our selection PUTTINGONTHESTYLE who wasn't given a hard time once beaten having been poorly drawn on debut. He's related to juvenile winner Morse and could do better with that run behind him with softening conditions likely to suit. Brian Meehan saddles two newcomers in Warneford and Ninth Parallel. The latter is Derby-entered and may do better given time so Warneford is preferred and indeed will need to win this to justify a Racing Post Trophy entry. Slumber has no fancies entries but would be of interest if supported while Encore Une Annee is worth keeping an eye on for the future.
Above All 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, outpaced halfway, effort over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, last of 3, 6l behind Biondetti (9-2) at Kempton 7f cond stks (3) pol.
Beach Patrol (IRE) (8-9) 8th of 9, 20l behind Mi Amor (8-9) at Dieppe(FR) 5f stk gs in Jul.
Heart Beat Song Cape Cross colt out of Polly Perkins.
Hoofprintinthesnow Footstepsinthesand colt out of Spring Snowdrop.
Korngold 16-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride behind, not clearest of runs on stands side rail 2f out, pushed along and stayed on inside final furlong, 9th of 17, 14l behind Waiter's Dream (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Jul.
Major Dance 40-1 (9-3) Mid-division, reminder over 5f out, lost place over 2f out, soon behind, last of 13, 33l behind Fury (9-3) at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gf.
Ninth Parallel (USA) Mr Greeley colt out of Nemea.
Norse Blues 20-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, held up towards rear, pushed along and headway over 2f out, one pace final 2f, 7th of 8, 9l behind Mr Perceptive (9-3) at Sandown 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Aug.
Puttingonthestyle (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, kept on same pace until no extra towards finish, 6th of 17, 4l behind State Of Mind (9-3) at Newmarket 6f 2yo mdn aut (4) gd.
Slumber Cacique colt out of Sound Asleep.
Snow Hill Halling gelding out of Swift Dispersal.
Warneford Dansili colt out of Maramba.
Aristeia 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, soon pushed along, never on terms, 8th of 13, 6l behind Zing Wing (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol.
Encore Une Annee Hernando filly out of Eternelle.
Mrs Greeley 80-1 (9-0) Towards rear, effort on rails 2f out, pushed along and keeping on same pace when not clearest of runs inside final furlong, 11th of 18, 10l behind Shim Sham (9-0) at Salisbury 7f 2yo fll mdn (3) gf.
Night Witch (IRE) 100-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, raced keenly in mid-division, pushed along halfway, soon beaten, last of 13, 18l behind Zing Wing (9-0) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll (4) pol.