Darnathean has found a bit of form and is on a hat-trick after victories at Brighton and Kempton. But he might be on a high enough mark now and Sheikh The Reins is best watched having been well beaten in better company since winning at Kempton in June. The handicapper is finally beginning to take pity on SAKASH (NAP), who won over this course and distance around this time last year. He's only a pound higher than when scoring at Wolverhampton in April and is taken to come out on top with Bishan Bedi have only won a seller so far. Silver Mirage has shown promise but not in recent runs.
Darnathean 7-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, led 1f out, driven inside final furlong, held on, won at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Sakhee's Rose (9-6) by nk, 12 ran.
Toymaker 20-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 7l behind Lawmans Thunder (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in May.
Sheikh The Reins (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Raced alone on near side rail, looked to be on terms when ridden along over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 15l behind See The Storm (9-9) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Sakash 6-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, never on terms, 7th of 9, 5l behind White Russian (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Silver Mirage 12-1 (9-5) Soon led, driven and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 10l behind No Poppy (9-10) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Bishan Bedi (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 4l behind Weekendatbernies (9-7) at Epsom Downs 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
True Spirit 7-2 (9-7) In touch, ridden halfway, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 9l behind See Clearly (9-3) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs.
Tubeanie (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Short of room start, towards rear, ridden over 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 7l behind Silvala Dance (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gs.