Malih has form claims over a mile under topweight but performed disappointingly on his sole start over this trip whilst Geeaitch has his first run since his seasonal reappearance in mid-May. Both will need to up their game to oblige and STIFF UPPER LIP makes more appeal after a useful second to Duke Of Perth at Bath. He gets the trip well and has further room for progress against the aforementioned more exposed sorts. Trip and ground will suit the Hannon charge well. Nothing else stands out overmuch but it might be worth keeping an eye on Norphin at the foot of the weights. The Norse Dancer colt has shown a sprinkling of promise in three maiden starts and it would be interesting should the money come for him with Tom Queally a rare booking for the yard.
Malih 4-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 3f out, went 2nd 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, held by winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 6, 1l behind Dutch Mistress (9-4) at Warwick 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Urban Space 16-1 (9-12) Held up, headway to track leaders 7f out, ridden and weakened 4f out, 7th of 13, 23l behind Just When (8-11) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Geeaitch 14-1 (9-0) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 13, 14l behind Frozen Over (9-2) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Heezararity 5-2 (8-13) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 10, 4 1/2l behind Syncopate (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Dec.
Waving 33-1 (9-6) Towards rear, never on terms, 10th of 12, 21l behind Significant Move (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Standing Strong (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden 3f out, kept on, never near leaders, 5th of 7, 10l behind Xinbama (9-6) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf.
Stiff Upper Lip (IRE) 10-1 (8-2) In touch, headway on wide outside over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, ridden and keeping on when hung left in behind winner and no extra final 100 yards, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Duke Of Perth (8-13) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
The Wonga Coup (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, well behind Court Pastoral (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Spiritual Art 14-1 (8-9) In touch, lost place halfway, 11th of 12, 40l behind Saint Irene (8-10) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Strategic Strike (IRE) 40-1 (8-9) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, last of 8, 14l behind Portmonarch (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Norphin 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, driven over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 12, 9l behind Mombasa (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2yo mdn (5) hvy in Oct.