Although Southwell and Bath are totally different tracks and surfaces, SAUTE may still have what it takes to complete his third win in four starts here, while War Of The Roses and Party Palace are short-listed. The selection was a comfortable four-length winner over 1m 6f at Southwell last time, when racing from a mark 7lb lower than today's. He has to prove his fitness after a five-month break, and his win on Kempton's Polytrack suggests that he might also be able to act on fast ground like tonight's so we will side with him. War Of The Roses has ability although he is not bred for longer distances and his record when tried over them previously is not great. However, fast ground might enable him to give it a good try and he is respected. Party Palace has no stamina concerns, having already seen out the 2m 1f trip here well. Fast ground is ideal and with her trainer's runners in form she is much respected. Spinning Waters is more interesting now dropped slightly in trip and support for him would be very interesting, but we hope that Saute will have them all cooked.
Cote d'Argent 25-1 (9-4) With leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind Carr Hall (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Saute 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, led 8f out, ridden clear with one other over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, driven out final furlong, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Dec beating Dart (9-9) by 4l, 11 ran.
War of The Roses (IRE) 13-2 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and ran wide into straight 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Chalice Welcome (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Apr.
Acknowledgement 12-1 (9-4) Steadied start, behind, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 11l behind Gala Evening (9-10) at Kempton 2m hcap (5) pol in May '07.
Graylyn Ruby (FR) 20-1 (8-12) Wide in touch, ridden over 4f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 6l behind Franco Is My Name (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jan.
Spinning Waters 3-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, last of 4, 10l behind Lady Hestia (10-0) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Aspirational (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 12, 13l behind Jezza (8-4) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Party Palace 9-1 (8-4) Led narrowly, headed over 3f out, kept on, ridden and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Carr Hall (8-12) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Warrior Nation (FR) 66-1 (8-6) Dwelt, always in rear, 10th of 11, 11l behind Teen Ager (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Apr.
Bertie Smalls 16-1 (8-13) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, faded final furlong, 4th of 7, 9l behind Magnitude (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f App sell stks (6) pol in Feb.
Olivino (GER) 33-1 (9-5) Close up, lost place from 4f out, last of 10, 29l behind William's Way (10-4) at Lingfield 1m 4f Am hcp (5) pol in Jan '09.
Hill Of Clare (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Slowly away, always behind, lost touch over 3f out, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Kokkokila (11-0) at Goodwood 2m hcp (5) gs in Oct.
Bluebird Chariot 25-1 (7-12) Tracked leaders, weakened over 2f out, 10th of 13, 14l behind Bajan Pride (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Alright Chuck 100-1 (9-7) Always in rear, outpaced from over 4f out, last of 10, well behind Shavansky (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Nov '08.