Irish import Crouching Harry finally broke his duck on the Flat at Chepstow last month and is only 4lb higher here but ROMAN RICHES is only 2lb higher than when scoring at Lingfield in June. It could be worth forgiving him a poor run at Bath next time, when behind Passionate Affair, on account of the very fast ground and he gets a tentative vote ahead of the consistent Cabuchon and Evergreen Forest. Sacred Square hasn't run on the Flat for a year but was third over hurdles last month.
Sacred Square (GER) 5-2 (8-9) Held up tracking leading trio, pushed along 4f out, weakened 3f out, went poor 4th final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Swift Bounty (8-12) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug '13.
Cabuchon (GER) 6-1 (8-8) Steadied to rear, headway on outer to track leaders over 2f out, ridden to challenge when hung right to stands' side final furlong, ran on, not reach winner, 2nd of 6, shd behind Freddy Q (8-9) at Bath 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Evergreen Forest (IRE) (10-11) 2nd of 8, 10l behind King Kenny (8-12) at Jersey(JER) 1m 4f hcp gs in Jul.
Passionate Affair (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up in last trio but in touch, headway on outside chasing leaders over 3f out, ridden and kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 7, 10l behind Treasure The Ridge (9-12) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Crouching Harry (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul beating Rowlestone Lass (8-11) by 1/2l, 9 ran.
Roman Riches 7-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 7, 12l behind Statsminister (9-5) at Bath 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.