David Simcock's Bushman has shown a decent level of form in recent starts having won here prior to finding just one too good in a Listed race at Haydock last time and he has to be considered but a better bet looks to be RIO DE LA PLATA, who gets the vote ahead of Stotsfold. Walter Swinburn's colt has been running consistently well of late including in similar grade to today but he may struggle to give weight to the selection so may have to settle for minor honours. John Dunlop's Palavicini is held by Stotsfold on running at Goodwood last month and of more interest may be Brian Meehan's Charlie Farnsbarns, who was good value for his win at Newbury last time. Sir Michael Stoute's Glass Harmonium has a hefty pull at the weights with Brian Meehan's runner on Goodwood form and he has to be respected at the weights. Luca Cumani's Hebridean has his first start on the flat since the Champion Stakes last term but has been running well over hurdles since then and he is another to consider but a safer option seems to be Rio de La Plata. Saeed Bin Suroor's colt found just Sir Michael Stoute's Confront too good in a Group 3 here earlier in the month and he has an obvious chance of going one better today.
Ordnance Row 16-1 (9-3) Led 1f, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 27l behind Confront (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 3 (1) gf.
Stotsfold 8-1 (8-13) 4th of 13, 3/4l behind Pipedreamer (8-13) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Grp 2 gd.
Balcarce Nov (ARG) 20-1 (9-9) Mid-division, hampered 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, never dangerous, 16th of 28, 6l behind Advanced (8-12) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Ballinteni 100-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway and switched left towards outer over 1f out, stayed on same pace and no impression final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Rainbow Peak (8-10) at Ascot 1m 2f stks 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Bushman 11-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, hard ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on well, not reached winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Confront (9-5) at Haydock 1m Listed stks (1) gs in Sep.
Charlie Farnsbarns (IRE) 4-1 (8-11) Tracked leading pair, pushed along to track leader over 2f out, driven to lead entering final 1f, stayed on well, won at Newbury 1m 1f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep beating Beauchamp Xerxes (8-8) by 1l, 6 ran.
Hebridean (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Keen, held up, lost place and dropped to rear 4f out, not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right, ridden and no impression, 9th of 11, 23l behind New Approach (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f Grp 1 (1) gd in Oct '08.
Palavicini (USA) 10-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway under pressure over 2f out, no extra inside final 1f, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Mawatheeq (9-0) at Ascot 1m 4f Grp 3 (1) gf in Sep.
Rio de La Plata (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, took keen hold, improved over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, ran on, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Confront (9-0) at Newmarket 1m Grp 3 (1) gf.
Russian Sage (SAF) 9-2 (9-5) Held up, came centre over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Palavicini (8-12) at York 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Steele Tango (USA) 500-1 (9-5) last of 19, 41l behind Sea The Stars (8-11) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 4f Grp 1 gd.
Supaseus 16-1 (9-1) Made all, hard driven over 2f out, strongly challeged approaching final furlong, stayed on well under pressure, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf beating Tartan Gigha (8-5) by ns, 32 ran.
Glass Harmonium (IRE) 10-11fav (9-1) Held up in last pair, pushed along on outside 3f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never going pace to get to leaders, 4th of 6, 1 1/4l behind Charlie Farnsbarns (8-11) at Newbury 1m 1f cond Stakes (3) gf in Sep.
Zafisio (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden in 5th 2f out, under pressure in 6th 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Border Patrol (9-1) at Curragh 1m Grp 3 sft in Sep.