Judging by the way Vimiero folded tamely in the closing stages last time, he must have gone off too fast and much better is expected here. Classically pushed Sit Tight all the way to the line at Kempton last week and he should go close with a similar effort, but a chance is taken on handicap debutante CAPE PRINCESS. She wasn't beaten that far over 1m4f at Kempton last time and can open her account back over a more suitable trip. Secret Era won her maiden here three weeks ago and looks best of the rest.
Vimiero (USA) 9-1 (9-9) Soon led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 12, 26l behind Icebuster (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Amoya (GER) 20-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 5l behind Mujrayaat (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
King Zeal (IRE) 7-2fav (9-4) Chased leader, led over 2f out, soon ridden and headed, weakened final furlong, 4th of 9, 7l behind Brouhaha (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f app hcp (5) gs.
Classically (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Led, ridden 2f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed final stride, 2nd of 13, hd behind Sit Tight (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Sand Skier 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden to chase winner 1f out, soon hung left and kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2l behind Vita Lika (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (6) gf.
Hydrant 10-1 (9-1) Tracked leader and keen, led after 2f, headed after 3f, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 25l behind Hail Bold Chief (8-8) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Strike Force 8-1 (9-10) Held up towards rear, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 14th of 15, 10l behind Madame Excelerate (9-2) at Sandown 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Ugo (USA) 11-1 (8-11) Raced wide chasing leading trio, ridden inside final 3f, soon weakened, last of 7, 21l behind Twice Bitten (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f Apprentice Handicap (0-80) (3yo) (4) pol in Aug.
Cape Princess 33-1 (8-12) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 6th of 9, 4l behind Asterism (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f sks (4) pol.
Brigadoon 10-3 (9-4) Raced wide early, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 28l behind Boa (8-10) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Regal Kiss 12-1 (9-3) Led 1f, tracked leaders, effort 2f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 8th of 10, 5l behind Spanish Plume (9-2) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Secret Era 10-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, switched right to outside inside final furlong, stayed on to lead close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol beating Iron Green (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Tapis Libre 25-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, hard driven over 2f out, soon strongly challenged, headed inside final furlong, rallied close home, 3rd of 10, nk behind Spanish Plume (9-2) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.