Duke Of Clarence got off the mark on the Polytrack but improved on that to score on Turf at Bath two weeks ago. He should make a bold bid to land the hat-trick but we just prefer INTHAR. The Godolphin colt was only beaten a head over this trip at Kempton last time and is dropped in grade here. Intent ran a shocker on her handicap debut at Ripon and has much to prove now while Falkland has proved difficult to place. Sheila's Buddy and Sir Fredlot may also be worth opposing in this company but Cooler Climes could do a little better now visored.
Inthar (USA) 12-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, rider lost whip entering final furlong, ran on, not quite able to get to winner, 2nd of 8, hd behind Position (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Sep.
Intent 3-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 42l behind Miss Ellany (9-3) at Ripon 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Duke Of Clarence (IRE) 9-1 (8-11) Mid-division, steady headway towards inside 3f out, chased leaders on outside approaching final 2f, led over 1f out, hung badly right to stand's side inside final furlong, just held on, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd beating Scottish Boogie (9-8) by shd, 14 ran.
Play Street 25-1 (8-10) Led until narrowly headed halfway, chased leader, led far side group until 2f out, soon weakened and eased, tailed off, last of 10, well behind Jawhar (9-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Sheila's Buddy 50-1 (7-5) Mid-division on outside, headway over 3f out, chased leaders 3f out, ridden in 3rd and every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 18, 6l behind Grandeur (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Falkland (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Hampered soon after start, towards rear and pushed along, soon mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Tiger Cliff (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Sir Fredlot (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leaders, pushed along towards inside 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 14, 6l behind Duke Of Clarence (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Cooler Climes 9-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 13, 9l behind Alraased (9-4) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.