Today's drop in class should help Rocket Rob finish closer after a couple of starts at Newmarket but ROYAL ACQUISITION is preferred. He's separated a couple of modest efforts on Turf with victories on the Polytrack and this is less competitive than the race he won at Kempton in June. Robert Cowell's colt gets the vote as Shawkantango is having his first start since May and Another Citizen arrives badly out of form. Dangerous Age will appreciate the return to the all-weather but is 9lb higher than last month's win at Lingfield.
Rocket Rob (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Dwelt and hampered start, towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Last Sovereign (9-5) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Solemn 25-1 (9-4) Raced wide close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 8l behind Asian Trader (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Another Citizen (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 14l behind Head Space (9-11) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Royal Acquisition 11-2 (8-13) Led, ridden inside final 2f, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind New Fforest (8-11) at Warwick 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Boxing Shadows 7-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 8, 8l behind Jofranka (9-2) at Pontefract 5f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Shawkantango 20-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Bronze Beau (9-4) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Pick A Little 40-1 (9-10) Always towards rear, never on terms, last of 11, 18l behind Fathsta (9-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
M J Woodward 18-1 (9-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 8th of 13, 6l behind Diamond Blue (9-10) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Storm Lightning 16-1 (9-9) Chased leader for 2f, promnent, pushed along inside final 3f, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Fathsta (9-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Dangerous Age 3-1 (8-13) Raced centre, prominent, switched to far side halfway, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 9l behind Ladweb (8-11) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Deepest Blue 33-1 (8-6) Slowly away, behind, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 6l behind Head Space (9-11) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.