SONG AND DANCE MAN hasn't been seen since finishing second to Carthaginian at Newcastle at the start of June but he brings the best form into this race and there's a chance that a pair of blinkers will bring about a little further improvement. Dark Amber may have come up against a decent sort on her debut at Sandown and has plenty of scope but Qibtee looks thoroughly exposed. Mansoreen and White Peak shouldn't be ignored if attracting market support however.
Jakey (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, headway into mid-divison 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no impression, 7th of 10, 9l behind Melvin The Grate (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Nov.
Mansoreen 10-1 (9-1) Soon led, headed over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 49l behind Fledged (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Qibtee (FR) 17-2 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, unable to get on terms, 4th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Woodstock (9-5) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Song And Dance Man 4-1 (9-0) Held up in last trio, heaway on outside over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Carthaginian (9-13) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.
White Peak (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, riden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Appease (9-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol.
Dark Amber 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, switched left to challenge over 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Electra Spectra (9-0) at Sandown 1m mdn fll stks (5) gd in Aug.