Eshtyaaq had Laser Blazer back in eighth when winning over 2m1f here last time. He'd also beaten KASHGAR at Ffos Las earlier but the latter looked more like his old self over track and trip on his latest start. Not beaten far in fifth, he can confirm running with the disappointing Abundantly and return to winning ways. Royal Dutch is another with claims if translating his recent form on Polytrack back to Turf and Gerrards Cross could prove dangerous lurking at the bottom of the weights.
Royal Dutch 10-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 3rd of 13, 3/4l behind Uphold (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Sunny Future (IRE) 16-1 (11-7) Led 4f, tracked leader, ridden 2f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 23l behind Harry Hunt (11-12) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft.
Kashgar 10-1 (9-4) Held up in last pair, came wide on bend over 3f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Royal Signaller (9-3) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Meetings Man (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Pushed along leaving stalls, in rear, ridden over 2f out, plugged on final furlong, no chance, 8th of 13, 6l behind Uphold (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Laser Blazer 16-1 (9-2) Steadied start, held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, never reached leaders and no extra towards finish, 8th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Eshtyaaq (8-11) at Bath 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Cottesmore (USA) 11-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, pressed leader over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 8l behind Eastern Destiny (8-8) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep '12.
Eshtyaaq 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Bath 2m 1f hcp (4) gd in Sep beating Chapter Five (8-6) by nk, 13 ran.
Abundantly 6-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, switched to race towards centre over 5f out, under pressure over 3f out, stayed on under pressure, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 10l behind Opera Buff (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Paloma's Prince (IRE) 16-1 (10-10) In touch, lost place over 3f out, 6th of 9, 28l behind Beacon Lady (11-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Whipcrackaway (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 2f out, ridden and no progress over 1f out, 8th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Understory (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Shades Of Grey 13-2 (9-0) Behind, switched to race towards centre over 5f out, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra closing stages, 4th of 10, 15l behind Opera Buff (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
One Pursuit (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Rearing as stalls opened and slowly away, ridden and no impression on outside when hung left over 1f out, 11th of 14, 8l behind Precision Five (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Candyman Can (IRE) 20-1 (8-0) Held up and always towards rear, no chance when switched right over 1f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind Cashpoint (9-2) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (3) gf.
Gerrards Cross (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leader until pushed along over 3f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 7l behind Deira Phantom (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.