Rain would suit Hawridge Star however on this ground he may prove to be vulnerable to the lightly-weighted STREET ENTERTAINER. Amanda Perrett's colt ran ok behind Oldrik last time out and off this career-low mark of 70 he can go close, especially as he shapes like this longer trip will suit. Elvira Madigan looks fairly-treated, Affinity's handicap win at Wolverhampton looks solid and a new mark of 69 probably underestimates her, whilst Minikin remains capable of better. The front-runner Mohanad should help ensure a true gallop, but along with Saggiatore he has a habit of finishing in second spot. Back from a break Russian Music is respected despite his best form coming at Southwell, and along with King Supreme and Chincoteague, with the blinkers taken off, helps make this a tough race to call.
Hawridge Star (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway well over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, just held, 2nd of 13, shd behind Regal Park (9-0) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
King Supreme (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 9l behind Baralaka (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Chincoteague (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Pulled hard in mid-division, effort well over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 26l behind Saute (9-1) at Kempton 2m hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Pocketwood 20-1 (8-3) In rear, struggling 4f out, headway over 2f out, plugged on one pace inside final furlong, no chance, 6th of 13, 14l behind Saborido (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Silent Applause 20-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden well over 3f out, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 17l behind Antigua Sunrise (9-0) at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Gaselee (USA) 11-1 (8-6) Chased leaders in chasing group, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, 29l behind Deauville Flyer (9-6) at York 2m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jun.
Russian Music (USA) 7-4fav (8-9) Held up in 3rd and off the pace until weakened well over 2f out, 4th of 6, 23l behind Alsadaa (9-5) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jan.
Saggiatore 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 7, 4l behind Old Hundred (9-7) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mohanad (IRE) 3-1fav (10-11) In touch in mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, hung left over 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Kings Troop (11-8) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gs.
Minikin (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Held up in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, soon one pace, 4th of 13, 6l behind Sea Change (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Street Entertainer (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Towards rear, headway and edged left over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hung left and no impression inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Oldrik (9-1) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Cornish Beau (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Close 3rd, not much room on inside over 3f out, soon angled out right to chase winner, ridden 2f out, no impression when lost 2nd inside final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Milnagavie (9-0) at Ffos Las 1m 4f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Elvira Madigan 5-1 (9-7) Raced in mid-division, headway in centre and stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, never going pace to reach leaders, 4th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Sula Two (9-4) at Bath 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Affinity 10-3fav (9-2) Held up in 4th, effort on outside over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, held on near finish, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Egmarey (9-2) by 1/2l, 6 ran.