The old boy Habshan has been slipping down the weights and may not be done with yet whilst Rock Anthem lines up in a bid to record back to back successes in this race. Monte Cavallo and Burma Rock need the obligatory market check as there's a suspicion that both remain capable of better than they've shown of late whilst Beaumont's Party and Rockabilly Rebel both enter calculations. However, there promises to be plenty of pace on here which would suit Dr Wintringham and UNCLE FRED and the latter is taken to put a poor course run over ten furlongs behind him and bounce back to form over a trip that suits him well as he ran well in a competitive race at the track in May and has slipped to a winning mark.
Qalahari (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 10l behind Taqleed (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Habshan (USA) 11-1 (10-0) Slowly away, in rear, ridden and stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 7l behind Lost In The Moment (9-6) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Exit Smiling 40-1 (8-3) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 2nd of 18, 1 3/4l behind Osteopathic Remedy (9-2) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Dr Wintringham (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Broke well, soon steadied towards rear, under pressure over 2f out, soom beaten, 9th of 12, 12l behind Sajjhaa (8-7) at Bath 1m fll lst stks (1) gd in Aug.
Monte Cavallo (SAF) 6-1 (9-10) Steadied start, pulled hard, held up last, travelling well from 2f out, switched left to outside well over 1f out, ridden to chase leading pair entering final furlong, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Sequillo (9-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Willow Dancer (IRE) 6-1 (8-4) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 7l behind Vainglory (8-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Uncle Fred 8-1 (9-11) Held up, headway on outer over 3f out, pressed leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 10, 11l behind Absinthe (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Burma Rock (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, pushed along on inside over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, eased when no chance over 1f out, last of 11, 20l behind Sequillo (9-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Kilburn 12-1 (9-10) Raced wide, chased leaders, ridden on outside 3f out, weakened soon after, 12th of 13, 18l behind Tevez (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Rock Anthem (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, hampered over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind My Best Bet (9-1) at Kempton 1m app hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Halsion Chancer 33-1 (8-11) Steadied start, always towards rear, 10th of 15, 7l behind First Post (8-6) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Honest Broker (IRE) 9-4 (9-0) In touch, short of room over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead near finish, won at Hamilton 1m 1f clm stks (5) gd in Aug beating Fujin Dancer (9-5) by nk, 6 ran.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, prominent, led over 1f out, soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Oh So Saucy (9-10) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Rockabilly Rebel 7-2 (8-9) Narrow lead until 2f out, chased winner until inside final furlong, no extra in 3rd after, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Glen Shiel (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.