Huzzah keeps hinting that he retains some of his old ability but it's a long time since he was in the winner's enclosure. Starwatch is in the form of his life and beat Ree's Rascal over C&D in the midst of a recent four-timer. He's now rocketing up the weights, however, while recent C&D second Pat's Legacy is still 6lb higher than when successful at Chepstow in June. Cheylesmore has been found wanting over this longer trip in the past and Aciano may still be too high in the weights so this can go to CULTURAL DESERT, who may have found the ground softer than ideal at Sandown last time. This is a better race but Ralph Beckett's gelding is still open to improvement and can prevail.
Nelson's Bounty 10-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, never on terms, 10th of 14, 20l behind Namecheck (9-7) at Newmarket 1m hcp 105 (2) gs in Jul.
Audemar (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 16, 9l behind Albaqaa (9-8) at Goodwood 1m 1f app hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Starwatch 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along, headway on inside and close up 6f out, led over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on and in command final furlong, won at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Veiled Applause (9-0) by 1l, 7 ran.
Pat's Legacy (USA) 5-1 (8-9) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, not much room and squeezed through inside final 2f, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Uncle Fred (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Hail Promenader (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 14th of 15, 27l behind Conciliatory (9-7) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Vimiero (USA) 11-4fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 6th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Sonoran Sands (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Huzzah (IRE) 11-4fav (9-4) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never near leaders, 5th of 9, 8l behind Unlimited (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Apache Glory (USA) 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 9th of 10, 37l behind Terdaad (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Osgood 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 17, 20l behind Diescentric (9-7) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Chased leading trio, driven to challenge over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, no extra and held when pushed slightly left towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Starwatch (8-13) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Aciano (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Keen, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Nordic Sky (9-7) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Cultural Desert 3-1fav (9-7) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, went 3rd that side over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, no chance with winner stands side, 3rd of 7, 6l behind Spa's Dancer (10-0) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Prince Of Sorrento 11-1 (9-6) Always behind, 14th of 15, 18l behind Gallego (8-6) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Cheylesmore (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Led, driven inside final 2f, headed approaching final furlong, no chance with winner inside final furlong, weakened to 3rd close home, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Konstantin (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.