STAR ALLIANCE scored over 2m at Kempton last month and may just have enough to follow up in this company. Jebulani looks the main threat on today's terms after scoring at Beverley last week where he beat Duchess Of Dreams. But he's unproven over this longer trip and so is 1m6f winner Kingarrick, who also has a shout if his stamina holds out. Persian Herald has failed to beat a rival on his last couple of starts on the Flat but Torero finished ahead of Queen Of Epirus at Beverley last month without looking like catching the winner.
Kingarrick 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 14l behind Grand Diamond (8-11) at Ayr 1m 5f app hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Star Alliance (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, closer order to track leaders after 4f, disputing 2nd 2f out, driven and chased leader over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul beating Steely (9-7) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Eanans Bay (IRE) 14-1 (7-13) Keen tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Mediterranean Sea (9-7) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Persian Herald 20-1 (9-10) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, soon behind, last of 10, 17l behind Wom (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Torero 9-2 (9-9) Led over 2f, chased leader, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 19l behind Weybridge Light (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Queen Of Epirus 16-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 6l behind Grammar (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Jebulani 11-10fav (9-2) Made all, joined over 6f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Ground Ginger (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 7 ran.
Duchess Of Dreams 12-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, took keen hold, headway 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Jebulani (9-2) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo sll hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.