Grumeti completed a double at Haydock and Sandown earlier this summer but has been fighting a losing battle with the handicapper since. Arabian Heights may also have a few pounds too much, while Lucky Legs needs to bounce back from a poor run at Wolverhampton. SHOOTING LINE won easily over a mile here in June and is tried in a visor after pulling much too hard at Sandown last time. Walter Swinburn's colt deserves another chance. The Mongoose may do better now tackling handicaps but needs to after being beaten 15 lengths at Epsom last time.
Arabian Heights 10-1 (8-7) Not much room start, led after 1f, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression with leading pair inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Sud Pacifique (8-10) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug.
Grumeti 2-1fav (9-7) Close up, ridden over 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, driven and stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Ramona Chase (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Shooting Line (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Took keen hold, chased leading trio on inside, went 3rd over 3f out until ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 15l behind Shalloon (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Lucky Legs (IRE) 7-2fav (9-6) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Climaxfortackle (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Tasfeya 20-1 (8-12) Close up, ridden and outpaced over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Sure Route (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Barwick 14-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, weakened last 100 yards, 8th of 12, 8l behind Sud Pacifique (9-7) at York 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Whodathought (IRE) 7-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, led over 1f out, hung left under pressure, all out, won at Salisbury 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug beating George Thisby (9-11) by 1 1/4l, 12 ran.
The Mongoose 10-3 (9-3) In touch, effort over 2f out, soon outpaced by easy winner, 3rd of 9, 15l behind Sandbanks Sizzler (9-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.
Misty Isles 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, went left to rails 4f out, headway soon after, led approaching final 2f, soon pressed, headed final 150 yards, weakened to 3rd closing stages, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Gale Green (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.