Jump Jockeys take over here and Sam Thomas can win this race again by partnering EPSOM SALTS to victory. Admittedly the horse was in better nick when successful twelve months ago, however the feeling is that he is now handicapped to win again off 76 and returning from a break. Rosco Flyer is in good form and the longer trip shouldn't worry, Mohanad's hurdling form reads well, whilst Hurlingham and Penang Cinta are generally consistent but neither looks bombproof. The front-running Maslak would be a danger if given a soft lead, and along with Bramlea and Kings Troop (trainer saddled second in this race last year) he looks the most interesting of the remainder.
Hel's Angel (IRE) 11-2 (9-13) Held up towards rear, some late headway over 1f out, never a factor, 5th of 7, 10l behind On Her Way (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Epsom Salts 16-1 (8-11) In touch, went handy 9f out, ridden 3f out, every chance 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 14l behind Martyr (9-12) at Ascot 2m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Rosco Flyer (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 10, 5l behind Absinthe (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Kings Troop 7-1 (9-12) Took keen hold, held up, outpaced over 2f out, ran on final furlong, not reached leaders, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Eastern Paramour (10-4) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Bramalea 14-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 2 3/4l behind Maybe I Wont (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Wind Star 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 8l behind Plaisterer (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Maslak (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leader, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 17l behind Graceful Descent (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Penang Cinta 10-1 (9-1) Close up, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 2f out, eased when no chance over 1f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, 27l behind Hawaana (9-5) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Hurlingham 7-1 (10-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Bondage (9-3) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Bon Spiel 18-1 (9-8) With winner until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 10l behind Eastern Paramour (10-4) at Newbury 1m 4f ladys hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Mohanad (IRE) 7-4fav (9-4) Soon settled 3rd, pushed along on inside 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, hard driven over 1f out and stayed on inside final furlong, never quite able to challenge, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Sunny Spells (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.