A few of these saw their progress halted last time, but that wasn't the case with LAS VERGLAS STAR. He ran really well to finish fourth in a hot handicap at Goodwood last month with Tinkertown and Specific Gravity behind and needs just a bit more improvement to land this. Mark Johnston has a good recent record in this race and Malthouse should fare better back against his own age group after a poor effort at Sandown last Saturday, while Roayh has the best recent run of Saeed Bin Suroor's duo with a fourth at Newmarket. Sud Pacifique hasn't improved on his good start to the season but is not easily written off refreshed from a six week lay-off.
Specific Gravity (FR) 25-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance 2f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 15, 8l behind Labarinto (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Malthouse (GER) 5-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 12l behind Fallen Idol (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gs.
Tinkertown (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up in last quartett, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 7th of 15, 4l behind Labarinto (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Janood (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Auld Burns (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo aut stk (2) gf in Apr.
Roayh (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Steadied in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, faded closing stages, 4th of 5, 4l behind Barbican (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f con stks (3) gd.
Sud Pacifique (IRE) 11-8fav (9-2) Held up in last pair, headway when slightly hampered 4f out, ridden to chased leaders 2f out, driven to one pace 3rd approaching final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Tinshu (9-0) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Trojan Nights (USA) 7-2fav (9-4) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra, 6th of 10, 2l behind Haylaman (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-8) Chased leader, led narrowly over 2f out, hung left and narrowly headed 1f out, still pressing leader and every chance until not pace of front pair final 150 yards, 4th of 15, 1 3/4l behind Labarinto (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Arabian Heights 5-1 (9-0) Held up, headway over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 8, 11l behind Mohedian Lady (9-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Goldenveil (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, soon hampered and weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 30l behind Kinyras (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.