Oriental Scot is tough and consistent while Starwatch got back to winning ways at Goodwood last month. Nottingham scorer Razorbill looks a progressive sort and Juvenal has been knocking on the door and should be in the winner's enclosure before much longer but there's a good chance that we have yet to see the best of ASATIR. He beat three previous winners under a hands and heels ride at Lingfield in November having had four months off since making a winning debut at Redcar. The Godolphin three-year-old clearly goes well fresh and can extend his unbeaten record here. Ree's Rascal stands his racing well and won at Newbury in May but Crown Counsel may be more interesting at the weights today.
Oriental Scot 7-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, caught last stides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Musnad (8-7) at Musselburgh 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Starwatch 7-1 (9-7) Chased leading pair, headway over 2f out, soon led, challenged from over 1f out, asserted towards finish, won at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun beating Moretta Blanche (9-4) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Crown Counsel (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 10l behind Lieutenant Kojak (8-2) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Jun.
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, chased leaders and hung left from over 1f out, led 1f out, stayed on, won at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May beating Sam Sharp (9-5) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Silver Sycamore (USA) 10-1 (8-13) Disputed lead, led entering straight, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, weakened, 5th of 6, 6l behind Light Heavy (9-0) at Leopardstown 1m 3yo stk gd in Mar.
Asatir (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlonf, led post, won at Lingfield 1m 2yo nov stks (4) pol in Nov beating Gloriam (9-2) by hd, 5 ran.
Yojimbo (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, led 1f out, narrowly headed final 120 yards, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Ree's Rascal (9-1) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Chapter And Verse (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Dwelt always in rear, 11th of 13, 8l behind Highland Colori (8-13) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Razorbill (USA) 5-4fav (9-0) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden 2f out, led over 1f out, soon clear, eased towards finish, won at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Jun beating Ruwaiyan (9-0) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Push Me (IRE) 50-1 (8-7) Held up in touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 12l behind Arabian Star (9-0) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in May.
Verse Of Love 13-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, joined leader 3f out, led narrowly over 2f out, headed over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Farang Kondiew (9-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Juvenal (IRE) Evensfav (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon led, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Cool Rhythm (9-13) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) sft in Jun.
Halling Dancer 4-1 (9-0) Went right and bumped start, prominent, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no impression on front pair, 3rd of 11, 4l behind Shamrocked (9-2) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jun.