Old timer Cape Royal was only beaten half-a-length the last time he raced at this level and will no doubt try and make all again but he may find RED RHYTHM too strong in the closing stages. David Evans' five-year-old was only beaten a nose at Chepstow last time after winning over today's C&D earlier and appears in good heart at present. My Meteor is fancied to confirm recent C&D running with Spic 'n Span on only a pound worse terms and can also get the better of the other Ron Harris runners, Ficelle and Decider, while Ishiamiracle may need this after a break.
Cape Royal 20-1 (9-7) Chased leaders over 3f, 7th of 11, 5l behind Two Turtle Doves (8-12) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
My Meteor 8-1 (9-7) In touch, headway to chase leader entering final 2f, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Scommettitrice (8-13) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Ficelle (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) In touch, ridden 3f out, effort over 1f out, hung left entering final furlong, no extra final 100 yards, 5th of 9, 7l behind Plum Bay (8-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ishiamiracle 20-1 (7-11) Led until ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 12l behind Wicked Wench (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-85 (4) fbs in Mar.
Red Rhythm 4-1fav (8-12) Led, ridden over 1f out, ran on under pressure inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 11, ns behind Two Turtle Doves (8-12) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Monty Fay (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Reared badly as stalls opened and got head over side of gate, lost all chance, tailed off throughout, last of 8, 20l behind Trending (8-6) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jul.
Spic 'n Span 9-2 (8-13) Soon led, ridden and headed 1f out, lost 2 places close home, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Griffin Point (9-2) at Bath 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Rowayton 15-2 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 15, 7l behind Song Of Parkes (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Decider (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, led halfway, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Avonvalley (9-4) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.