MOROCCHIUS is aiming to complete a hat-trick of wins in this sort of contest and looks well treated to do so, but there are likely to be strong challenges from Cavendish Road and Jewelled. Julie Camacho's gelding has shown terrific heart to win his last couple of races, particularly last time out when he looked as though he was going to be nabbed late on. He's well in at the weights (especially with a five pound claimer on board) and has the best recent form, with three wins from four. Cavendish Road has paid his way this summer, mainly through being something of a Brighton specialist. Jewelled's best effort was last time out when dropped down to a mile for the first time; a repeat run in better ground could see her break her duck. Ela Gorrie Mou gains weight from most, and may attract some support after winning at Yarmouth last time out, but this is a step up in class for her. Bolanderi steps down in trip after previously winning over a mile and a quarter, but may be carrying too much. Tanforan is another distance winner, and has struggled recently in testing conditions, so will appreciate faster going here. It's a fairly trappy affair, with preference being for the treble seeking Morrochius.
Bolanderi (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on final furlong, won at Leicester 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Sea Lavender (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Ibbetson (USA) 15-8fav (8-12) In touch, ridden over 2f out, one paced until weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind This Ones For Eddy (8-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Apr.
Tanforan 16-1 (8-5) Held up, improved on inside to track leaders 5f out, ridden 4f out, kept on gamely final 2f, 5th of 13, 5l behind Marvo (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcap (3) sft in Aug.
Morocchius (USA) 11-4fav (8-10) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well under pressure inside final furlong, led post, won at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug beating Tiger Dream (9-7) by shd, 12 ran.
Cavendish Road (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, switched right to outside 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Aug beating Fire King (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Richo 25-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 10l behind Balata (9-8) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Jewelled 5-1fav (9-7) With leader, ridden to lead over 2f out, 2 length clear 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Spring Secret (8-13) at Bath 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Ela Gorrie Mou 8-1 (9-4) Always prominent, led going well 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, ran on, won at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug beating King's Icon (8-12) by nk, 13 ran.
Sir Orpen (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 10l behind Sedge (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (6) pol in Oct '07.
Ros Cuire (IRE) 40-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, in rear, no chance final 3f, eased over 1f out, last of 14, 43l behind Ugenius (9-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Jul.