Sheikh The Reins won readily at Kempton last week but he's no certainty to follow up so we'll row in with MUFTARRES. Frank Sheridan's seven-year-old doesn't win often though he has tended to run his best races at this stage of the season and the booking of Frankie Dettori is interesting. Annes Rocket won this race last year and while Jimmy Fox's entire has to be respected, he does have to defy a 10lb higher mark on this occasion. Eastern Dragon has been lightly raced on turf so any interest in Michael Scudamore's gelding should not be ignored. Tight Fit is often well supported but her followers had their fingers burnt at Leicester. It's Taboo wasn't too far away at Newbury and Mark Usher's filly has been raised a further 2lb in the handicap for that near miss.
George Baker (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out until 2f out, ridden 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 8l behind Peak Storm (8-5) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Steadied start, always in rear, last of 7, 9l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-5) at Kempton 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Kempton 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol beating Welsh Inlet (9-1) by 2l, 10 ran.
Scottish Glen 10-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, chased winner until over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 8l behind Cruiser (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Charitable Act (FR) 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Balty Boys (10-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Muftarres (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Held up, shaken up over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ferdy (8-11) at Chester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Arctic Lynx (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
It's Taboo 2-1fav (9-1) Steadied start, held up in touch, not clear run and switched sharply left over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, chased winner final 100 yards and upsides near finish, just held, 2nd of 8, hd behind Amosite (9-9) at Newbury 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Tight Fit 11-8fav (8-5) Raced stand side, led this trio, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 5l behind Tantshi (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Eastern Dragon (IRE) 11-4 (8-9) Held up off the pace in 6th, headway on outside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Bapak Muda (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo stks 0-65 (6) pol.