Rhombus and Nashville are finding life tough off their current marks while See And Be Seen may now be in the handicapper's grip having enjoyed a successful season so far. The Irish raider Money Spider is harder to assess and it's anybody's guess which Late Shipment will turn up having looked out of form until scoring by six lengths last time. PURPLE SPECTRUM looks a safer bet as he recorded an easy win stepped up to 1m6f at Sandown and this extra distance should be within his compass.
Rhombus (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, ridden and edged left from over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Gabrial's King (9-5) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Nashville (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 12, 6l behind Gabrial's King (9-5) at York 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
See And Be Seen 4-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, outpaced when lost place over 2f out, rallied inside final furlong, joined winner towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 7, shd behind Itlaaq (9-3) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Money Spider (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Rear, closer in rear 4f out, ridden in rear on outer over 2f out, stayed on strongly 1 1/2f out, kept on to 2nd close home, nearest finish, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Cassells Rock (9-0) at Leopardstown 2m hcp sft.
Regal Park (IRE) 33-1 (8-5) Ran loose before start, mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on same pace, never near leaders, 8th of 33, 13l behind Never Can Tell (8-11) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp (2) gd in Oct '11.
Purple Spectrum 11-2 (8-11) Led until over 10f out, led again over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on strongly, won at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul beating Devilment (9-7) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
Late Shipment 5-2fav (9-1) Made all, ridden over 2f out, clear entering final furlong, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Race To Glory (9-5) by 6l, 5 ran.