Continental Divide seemed to find 1m4f beyond him at Windsor but has decent claims on his earlier form over today's distance on the Polytrack. Al Thumama's breeding sends mixed signals as to whether she'll appreciate the longer trip having won over a mile at Hamilton recently while both Whitefall and Lady Of Yue will need to step up on their latest placed efforts in lesser company to figure in this. ECHO BRAVA was beaten over 1m2f at Sandown last time but in a higher grade handicap than this and he gets another chance with Richard Hughes on board today.
Continental Divide (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Held up in 6th, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden and chased leaders over 2f out, edged left over 1f out, 5th and beaten when hung right inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 10l behind Plutocracy (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Echo Brava 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 8l behind London Bridge (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Al Thumama 8-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, rallied to regain lead inside final furlong, held on well, won at Hamilton 1m fll hcp (5) gd in May beating Ssafa (9-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Uncle Bernie (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Behind, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 11l behind Broughton (8-11) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd.
Lady Of Yue 14-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Topamichi (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Whitefall (USA) 4-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hard pressed, headed and no extra last strides, 2nd of 10, shd behind Afro (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft in May.
Silver Fawn (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Led to post, slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 9th of 14, 6l behind Rocket Ronnie (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Elvin 20-1 (8-6) Towards rear, never nearer, 7th of 9, 11l behind Sovereign Power (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.