TIS ROCK'N'ROLL gave the impression 1m4f stretched his stamina when a well-beaten runner-up at Lingfield. However, he's won over 1m2f twice this year and David Lanigan's colt can go in again in this. Siouxperhero arrives on the back of a win at Epsom and has a shout but C&D winner Ishikawa has crept back up the weights after a series of placed efforts. Hikma is rated much higher back on the all-weather so Cyrus Sod looks a bigger threat.
Tis Rock 'n' Roll (USA) 5-2fav (9-6) Held up in touch, lost place when reminders over 5f out, headway and rallied 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, held when ridden and veered left inside final furlong, clear 2nd, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Kiwayu (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Cyrus Sod 17-2 (9-6) Held up in rear, struggling over 4f out, never a factor, last of 6, 10l behind Mcvicar (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Switchback 25-1 (9-5) Held up in touch, lost place over 3f out, 10th of 13, 17l behind Multi Bene (9-4) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Hikma (USA) 8-1 (9-4) Stumbled and unseated rider leaving stalls, in a race won by Hawdyerwheesht (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep, 13 ran.
Siouxperhero (IRE) 7-2 (8-13) Raced wide, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, gradually wore down leader to lead near finish, won at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Balady (9-7) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Sarmatian Knight (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 15th of 16, 16l behind Keepax (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Ishikawa (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind King's Masque (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f app hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Murfreesboro 7-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, hard ridden to chase winner from 2f out, kept on well, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Clear Sailing (9-6) at Great Leighs 1m 2f sell stks (5) pol in Jan '09.
Whitechapel 8-1 (9-12) Pulled hard in rear, never a factor, last of 10, 7l behind Abhaath (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Mistress Shy 200-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, lost place 6f out, never on terms after, 9th of 11, 13l behind Afraah (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.