Cosimi de Medici won this two years ago and gained his first subsequent success at Southwell last month for which he's been raised an astonishing 10lb. Burnham has only had a couple of starts beyond 1m4f and has yet to prove himself at anywhere near the trip while Nashville, who had looked progressive when scoring twice last month, was soon struggling at York last time though that wasn't his form. The latter race was won by EAGLE ROCK, who finished third in this a year ago. Tom Tate's charge was given a positive ride by the side-lined Franny Norton on the Knavesmire and similar tactics can pay off here. Among the numerous dangers are Arch Villain and Oriental Fox, who fought out the finish of a similar class race at Goodwood in May and are confirmed stayers, and the latter's stablemate Broxbourne who has won three handicaps at this level already this summer.
Oriental Fox (GER) 10-1 (9-10) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 21l behind Platinum (9-0) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Broxbourne (IRE) 5-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders in 5th and 6th, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, 6th of 9, 6l behind Aquilonius (8-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 105 (2) gf.
Brockwell 7-1 (9-5) Led 1f, tracked leaders in 3rd until lost place 9f out, outpaced in last pair and struggling over 3f out, 7th of 10, 4l behind Homeric (9-3) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Arch Villain (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Aquilonius (8-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 105 (2) gf.
Cosimo De Medici 11-4fav (9-11) In touch reminders after 1f, headway to track leaders 9f out, led over 2f out, ran on final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug beating Wadaa (9-2) by 6l, 9 ran.
Beacon Lady 3-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 5f out, challenged over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon no extra, 4th of 5, 4l behind Soryah (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Eagle Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Led after 3f, ridden and headed over 2f out, rallied to lead again inside final furlong, gamely, won at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd beating Flashman (9-9) by nk, 15 ran.
Nanton (USA) 50-1 (8-9) Held up, weakened 3f out, last of 14, well behind Platinum (9-0) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gs.
Porcini 9-2 (9-11) Led, headed 2f out, ridden ove 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 7, 12l behind Shwaiman (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Saborido (USA) 25-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon chased winner until last 50 yards, no extra, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Spiritoftomintoul (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Body Language (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden 5f out, outpaced over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 6th of 15, 10l behind Eagle Rock (9-10) at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Silver Samba 5-2fav (9-4) Tracked leaders in 4th, driven to take 3rd 3f out, ridden and effort on outside 2f out, kept on same pace to press for 2nd inside final furlong, no extra when switched inside near finish, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Linguine (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Burnham 14-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders in 5th, effort on outside 2f out, driven over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Aegaeus (9-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Nashville (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Pushed along to soon lead, reminders and headed after 3f, tracked leader, ridden over 4f out, weakened entering final 2f, last of 15, 33l behind Eagle Rock (9-10) at York 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Mexicali (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Prominent, led after about 4f, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 10l behind Spiritoftomintoul (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Teak (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on closing stages, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Flashman (8-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Sergeant Ablett (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 12, 40l behind Argent Knight (8-4) at Newmarket 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Valid Reason 5-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 28l behind Honourable Knight (9-2) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Miss Tiger Lily 3-1 (8-10) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 11l behind Dr Irv (9-6) at Thirsk 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.