COME ON BLUE CHIP had looked in the handicapper's grip before going close at Kempton last time. He can race off a lower mark back on Turf and should confirm latest running with Royal Empire and Switzerland. The former has scope for further improvement but has over four lengths to make up with the selection and the latter had beaten the re-opposing Unex Michelangelo on the Polytrack earlier. Kahruman has lost his way since his decent fourth in Listed company over C&D in May and Razorbill hasn't improved as expected since scoring at Nottingham back in June. Benzanno is upped in class and may struggle.
Royal Empire 13-8fav (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Shavansky (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Kahruman (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on outer until lost place over 3f out, hampered over 2f out when weakening, last of 20, 40l behind Trade Storm (9-1) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Switzerland (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) In rear, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 10th of 16, 7l behind Shavansky (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Unex Michelangelo (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Mid-division, headway on inside 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Switzerland (8-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Razorbill (USA) 3-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Postscript (9-2) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Come On Blue Chip (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Raced wide towards rear, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, led inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 16, nk behind Shavansky (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Benzanno (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Pressed leader, lost place 2f out, soon weakened, behind final furlong, last of 9, 26l behind Rossetti (9-1) at Salisbury 1m Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (5) fm in Jul.