Plenty with a shout in the opener but it could pay to stick with SECRET MISSILE. It was soft ground when he scored at Newmarket last time and that looks stronger form than Vodka Chaser's recent win at Yarmouth. Jiroft has a shout on his third at Sandown last month while blinkers are applied to Sacha Park in the hope of improvement. Dutch Interior is better than his latest modest effort at Ascot suggests and Storm Lightning is usually thereabouts at this track without being good enough to win.
Secret Missile 13-2 (9-6) Made all, ridden over 1f out, stayed on, won at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft beating Touch The Clouds (8-9) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Lady Gibraltar .
Jiroft (ITY) 20-1 (9-12) Held up mid-division, went 2nd 3f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Perfect Muse (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Secret Millionaire (IRE) 8-1 (9-12) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3l behind Panther Patrol (9-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Dutch Interior 5-1 (9-2) Steadied start, behind, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Fyrecracker (8-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Sacha Park (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up behind in touch, chased leaders over 2f out, ridden to chase leading pair over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 3rd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Outer Space (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Storm Lightning 4-1 (9-6) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 10, 1l behind Emjayem (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-75 (5).
Whitecrest 25-1 (8-8) Midfield, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Holley Shiftwell (9-4) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Vodka Chaser (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, led approaching 1f out, kept on well, won at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating It Must Be Faith (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 6 ran.
Autumns Blush (IRE) 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind He's My Boy (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.