An ultra-competitive handicap and FATTSOTA is no more than a tentative selection. Marco Botti's three-year-old had some decent form in Italy earlier this year and made an eye-catching UK debut at Pontefract when only beaten half-a-length. He's a pound higher here but we may not have seen the best of him yet. Midsummer Sun has to go on the short-list after returning to winning ways at Chester, while Dhaamer won in a higher grade at Haydock in August before coming unstuck at Newbury. Absinthe and Mirrored shouldn't be far away again, while Tres Coronas will appreciate every drop that falls and wouldn't be without a chance off bottom weight. Danderek won easily at Folkestone last time and is another to consider and Creme Anglaise is back over her best trip today, though does seem to prefer faster ground.
Dhaamer (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 10th of 19, 12l behind Taqleed (9-1) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Shavansky 33-1 (9-1) Mid-division when groups merged over 4f out, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 32, 3 1/2l behind Prince Of Johanne (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Waldvogel (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace, never on terms, 5th of 8, 8l behind Swift Alhaarth (8-4) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Northside Prince (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 5th of 11, 3/4l behind Scrapper Smith (8-9) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Absinthe (IRE) 9-4fav (10-0) Went freely to post, tracked leaders, effort between horses when gap closed 2f out, switched left, ridden and ran on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Cry Fury (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Fattsota 8-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, held up mid-division, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on and lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1/2l behind Art History (8-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Midsummer Sun 7-4fav (9-5) Slowly into stride took keen hold, held up, headway on outer to track leader 6f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep beating Calaf (8-9) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Guest Book (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, soon ridden in mid-division, pushed along halfway, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Albaqaa (9-8) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Mirrored 12-1 (9-4) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd final strides, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 3l behind Dare To Dance (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Line Of Duty (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Mid-division, headway on outside over 5f out, soon chasing leaders, slightly hampered over 3f out, weakened soon after, last of 16, 33l behind Bauer (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Kay Gee Be (IRE) 14-1 (8-8) In rear, ridden over 2f out, soon well beaten, never on terms, 7th of 10, 7l behind Greensward (8-13) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Demolition 8-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, lost place 3f out, 5th of 8, 16l behind Art History (8-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gf in Sep.
Danderek 5-1 (9-7) Held up in close 5th, headway to chase leader on inside over 2f out, led over 1f out, came clear final furlong, easily, won at Folkestone 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep beating Miss Aix (9-4) by 5l, 7 ran.
Creme Anglaise 9-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, well beaten final 2f, 8th of 11, 27l behind Qushchi (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Desert Romance (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Led and overall leader under stand side rail, headed 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 27th of 32, 14l behind Prince Of Johanne (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gf in Sep.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd final strides, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Dare To Dance (9-4) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.