COME ON THE IRONS has the best recent form with a win at Brighton to his name last month and doesn't look overburdened in this company. He gets the vote ahead of Irish import King's Road, who scored at Killarney on his penultimate start and Carlton Scroop, who has been running well in sellers. Hotfoot and The Ducking Stool showed a bit more last time and may do better over this longer trip with the latter preferred to stablemate Bavarica.
Bavarica 8-1 (10-10) In touch in 5th, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 11l behind On Khee (10-5) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Carlton Scroop (FR) 7-2 (9-9) Led, clear over 3f out until over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, soon ridden, no impression approaching final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Catching Zeds (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) sft.
King's Road 11-2 (9-9) Towards rear, 8th from 3f out, ridden into moderate 4th over 1f out, soon no impression and kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 9l behind Newmarket Story (9-2) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f app hcp 47-65 gd in Jul.
Taste The Wine (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Shy (9-11) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Hotfoot 9-1 (8-7) Held up in last pair, pushed along 2f out, stayed on to modest 3rd close home, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Count Ceprano (9-10) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Come On The Irons (USA) 5-6fav (9-0) Keen early, close up in 3rd, ridden 3f out, switched right over 2f out, soon outpaced, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, no chance, 2nd of 3, 2 1/4l behind Lauberhorn (9-8) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Winning Show 25-1 (8-2) Mid-division, under pressure over 6f out, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, faded final furlong, 4th of 8, 9l behind Mohanad (9-9) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
The Ducking Stool 50-1 (9-13) Took keen hold, held up in 6th, headway on inside to chase leaders 3f out, outpaced over 1f out, kept on again inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Rajnagan (10-4) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.