Yojimbo is back for another crack having won this last year and finished ahead of Starwatch when fourth over track and trip three weeks ago. Frozen Over never threatened the winner when runner-up here on his latest start but Hunting Rights recorded a cosy win over course and distance last month and should be thereabouts again despite a 6lb higher mark. Lingfield winner Intrepid steps up in trip but should get involved though another chance goes to GHOST RUNNER. Below par on his handicap debut in better company in June, he is expected to show his true colours in this grade.
Starwatch 7-1 (9-7) Raced wide held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 6l behind Copperwood (9-8) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Yojimbo (IRE) 4-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Copperwood (9-8) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Frozen Over 9-2 (9-8) Held up, headway 3f out, edged left and joined winner over 1f out, driven inside final furlong, outpaced towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Court Pastoral (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Croquembouche (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) Pushed along from stalls to lead, joined 2f out, soon narrowly headed, ridden over 1f out, stayed on pressing for 2nd inside final furlong but no chance with winner, 3rd of 5, 2 1/2l behind African Oil (9-2) at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Jul.
Elusive Hawk (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Illustrious Prince (9-1) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Halling Dancer 16-1 (9-2) Raced wide close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Balty Boys (10-0) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Ghost Runner (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Prominent, took keen hold, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and lost place over 1f out, 8th of 9, 17l behind Monsieur Rieussec (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Hunting Rights (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Stumbled start, tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 10l behind Top Notch Tonto (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Intrepid (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, tracked leader, led narrowly 1f out, headed inside final furlong, outpaced to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Labienus (9-5) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jun.
Hipster 25-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden when rider dropped rein briefly 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 16l behind Consign (8-13) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Young Dottie 12-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced, last of 8, 14l behind If So (9-6) at Lingfield 6f fll hcp (0-75) (5) gs in May.