The lightly-raced six-year-old, Cabuchon, got off the mark at Ffos Las last week and should go well again. But a 7lb rise may put the brakes on Ebony Roc's attempts to follow-up his win at Lingfield. Warwick winner On Stage gets an apprentice on board after a poor effort last time while both Balady and Flamingo Beat can be given a chance in this grade. Motion Lass is unexposed and steps up in trip but SIMPLE JOYS also has scope after finishing third on her handicap debut over today's distance and Andrew Balding's filly gets the vote.
Balady (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Rutherglen (9-4) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Wily Fox 10-1 (8-10) Soon towards rear, ridden 3f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Albonny (9-2) at Nottingham 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
April Ciel 8-1 (8-12) Led until ridden over 2f out, chased leaders, ridden and lost 3rd over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 8l behind Lowther (10-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
On Stage 9-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 13l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (9-13) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Eightfold 10-1 (10-0) Held up, took keen hold, not clear run over 2f out, stayed on final 150 yards, unable to get on terms, 4th of 9, 5l behind Lochiel (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Highway Code (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 2f out, soon hard ridden, headed over 1f out, no extra, 7th of 13, 13l behind Visite Royale (8-12) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul '09.
Paddy's Saltantes (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Outpaced in rear, weakened 3f out, 7th of 8, 37l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Flamingo Beat 9-4 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, chased leading pair 2f out, no impression, 3rd of 6, 10l behind Cherry Princess (8-3) at Goodwood 2m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Cuckoo Rock (IRE) 8-1 (10-4) Always behind, 8th of 10, 23l behind Shahrazad (9-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Cabuchon (GER) 5-2 (8-10) Held up, switched right and headway 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, soon led, pushed out, won at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-55 (6) gf beating Dumbfounded (9-5) by 3l, 7 ran.
Rowlestone Lad 15-2 (8-0) Soon led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, ridden and edged left over 1f out, weakened soon after, 6th of 8, 18l behind Nolecce (8-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Motion Lass 7-1 (8-3) Took keen hold, held up in 5th, headway on outside over 4f out, ridden and weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 15l behind Contradict (8-7) at Salisbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Star Of Mayfair (USA) 11-2 (9-1) Towards rear and niggled along, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 16l behind Unison (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Muskat Link 16-1 (8-10) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 4l behind Dukes Delight (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Missionaire (USA) 25-1 (9-6) Held up, headway over 3f out, went far side over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 11, 12l behind Chocolate Block (8-9) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Ebony Roc (IRE) 9-2fav (9-0) Led, headed over 9f out, led again over 2f out, ridden clear entering final furlong, all out, won at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug beating Rodrigo De Freitas (9-8) by 3/4l, 12 ran.
Simple Joys 11-4 (9-0) Dwelt, tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Jan De Heem (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.