Piazza San Pietro would be of serious interest if the ground quickens up as he's running off the same mark as when narrowly beaten in better races of late, but providing conditions are on the soft side our preference is for DORIC LADY. The selection advertised at Yarmouth that she's edging back in to form and she's won off this mark in the past. All five victories have come for this rider so her return is a bonus and she seems sure to run well. Equuleus Pictor has a couple of lengths to find with her on that Yarmouth run but is edging back to form and could be hard to pass while Sohraab remains well-handicapped on his best form and like Present Alchemy and Poppy Seed would come into the reckoning if there's a change to the going report. The enigmatic Matsunosuke, Living It Large and Whozthecat try various types of headgear while Russian Spirit has races in her and can't be ignored.
Sohraab 4-1fav (9-7) Pushed along in mid-division, headway under pressure approaching final furlong, stayed on strongly, never able to challenge, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Kanaf (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Present Alchemy 3-1fav (8-11) Went right start, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 9, 20l behind Rowe Park (9-8) at Ascot 5f hcp 105 (2) gf in Jul.
Whozthecat (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 16, 12l behind Cheveton (8-13) at Haydock 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Matsunosuke 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, hard driven halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 12, 9l behind Joe Packet (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Piazza San Pietro 6-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 6th of 16, 3l behind Hitchens (9-5) at York 6f hcp 0-100 (2) gf.
Poppy Seed 12-1 (8-7) Prominent, ridden 2f out, edged right just over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 7, 13l behind Definightly (9-0) at Goodwood 6f Listed stks (1) sft.
Osiris Way 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon lost place, last of 12, 17l behind Joe Packet (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Living It Large (FR) 25-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, chased leaders on outer, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 11l behind Rasaman (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Piscean (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Dwelt, soon pushed a long in rear, 8th of 12, 9l behind Noodles Blue Boy (8-12) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Russian Spirit 5-1 (9-8) With leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 8l behind Captain Carey (10-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Jun.
Cape Royal 9-2 (9-3) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 10, 6l behind Magical Speedfit (8-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Doric Lady 10-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Magical Speedfit (8-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Caledonia Princess 20-1 (8-5) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 6l behind Joe Packet (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Equuleus Pictor 9-2 (8-11) Led, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Magical Speedfit (8-0) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Humidor (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.