After a reasonable debut at Newbury, NABUCCO was made favourite for a similar race at Sandown but found Signed Up just too strong. That looked a fair race and he can go one better though Cactus Valley, who wasn't far behind after being out with the washing, can get closer and rates a threat. Sash Of Honour made an impressive debut at Newmarket in April but ran poorly when strongly fancied on softer ground at Newbury. Kunegunda was going on strongly over this trip at Ripon and a fast gallop here should play to her strengths so she's one to keep an eye on as is the William Haggas newcomer Guarantee, a son of Authorized. Useful hurdler Dee Ee Williams is an interesting entry but unlikely to have the pace for this.
Amaroni 80-1 (9-3) Dwelt, ran green, always outpaced in rear, 12th of 13, 22l behind Intercept (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Dee Ee Williams (IRE) 13-2 (11-6) Always behind, never involved, tailed off, 13th of 16, well behind Ostland (11-9) at Stratford 2m 4f hcp chs 0-140 (3) gd in May.
Rysbrack (USA) 20-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, still geen when pushed along to chase leaders over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 5l behind Almagest (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Queen Hermione (IRE) 100-1 (10-2) In touch on outside, lost place halfway, soon behind, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Heronry (10-12) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gs.
Cactus Valley (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 14, 5l behind Signed Up (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
Guarantee Authorized colt out of Zuleika Dobson.
Imagery 100-1 (9-0) In rear, outpaced from over 6f out, last of 11, 31l behind Inthar (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Nabucco 7-2fav (9-3) In touch, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Signed Up (9-3) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) sft.
No No Cardinal (IRE) Touch Of Land gelding out of Four Moons.
Oh So Charming Kayf Tara gelding out of Charmatic.
Phantom Ranch 100-1 (9-3) Towards rear, outpaced halfway, 11th of 13, 26l behind Kiz Kulesi (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct.
Rusland (IRE) Shamardal colt out of Rosia.
Sash Of Honour (IRE) 15-8fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, soon one pace, weakened approaching final furlong, 5th of 10, 11l behind Valiant (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gs in May.
Southerly 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, pushed along 5f out, lost place over 2f out, soon well behind, 12th of 13, 37l behind Handsome Ransom (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn auc stks (5) pol in May.
Flashy Star 40-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 14, 30l behind Irish History (8-7) at Windsor 1m fll mdn stks (5) gd in May.
Kunegunda 6-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Amaze (9-10) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gs.