Admirals Walk produced his best form so far at Lingfield two runs ago and probably found 6f too sharp at Kempton last time. He's the best of the three-year-olds but could find a couple of the older horses tough to beat. Flavius Victor is hard to predict and both wins so far have come on the Polytrack. But Oisin Murphy is good value for his 5lb claim and he shouldn't be far away, though preference is for BILLYRAYVALENTINE. He tries 7f for the first time and has finished last in both starts this year but wasn't beaten far in a much better race at Newmarket last month, despite rearing as the stalls opened - this might be his level. Peak Storm won twice here in the spring and is usually thereabouts so can't be dismissed, despite carrying a penalty.
Peak Storm 11-4fav (10-0) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon ridden and weakened, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Tanforan (9-5) at Chepstow 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Billyrayvalentine (CAN) 16-1 (9-6) Half reared start, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, last of 6, 3 1/2l behind Saloomy (9-8) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Buds Bruvver 100-1 (8-12) Bronked and unseated rider soon after start, in a race won by Warden Bond (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug, 11 ran.
Flavius Victor (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Held up, well beaten and edged left over 2f out, last of 7, 38l behind Kamchatka (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Aug.
Admirals Walk (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Mid-division in 6th, ridden over 1f out, one pace inside final furlong, 8th of 11, 11l behind Marmalady (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Mobley Chaos 20-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, took keen hold and soon in touch in chasing group, weakened over 3f out, behind and eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 8, 48l behind Gaelic Ice (8-10) at Chepstow 1m 2f app sell stks (6) gd in Aug.
Ficelle (IRE) 7-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, headway near side over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 7th of 10, 5l behind All Right Now (8-12) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.