Making Eyes has been given a short break since winning at Kempton in July and returns to the fray off a 6lb higher mark and upped in class. Thistle Bird is also progressive, but the handicapper has taken no chances with her easy win at Windsor last month and raised her 9lb. Credit Swap returns to the Flat for the first time since winning last year's Cambridgeshire and this should prove a good prep for another attempt next month, while a case can made for both Circumvent and Shavansky. However, ROAYH was having his first start since February when fourth at Newmarket last month and has been given a chance by the assessor here having been dropped 5lb. He gets the nod to return to winning ways.
Circumvent 12-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, kept on one pace, 6th of 11, 9l behind Fallen Idol (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Credit Swap 14-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear far side, headway 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) sft in Oct beating Steele Tango (9-4) by 3/4l, 35 ran.
Invincible Soul (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 11l behind Colonial (9-0) at Warwick 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Shavansky 9-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well to go 3rd well inside final furlong, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 17, 1l behind Stevie Thunder (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Aug.
Brick Red 22-1 (8-7) Tracked leader far side, never on terms with main group, led that side over 3f out until over 2f out, soon weakened and eased, 25th of 28, 30l behind Julienas (8-8) at Royal Ascot 1m hcp (2) gd in Jun.
Benandonner (USA) 20-1 (9-4) Led until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 16, 7l behind Red Gulch (9-8) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Roayh (USA) 5-1 (9-0) Steadied in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge approaching final furlong, faded closing stages, 4th of 5, 4l behind Barbican (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f con stks (3) gd in Aug.
Desert Kiss 16-1 (9-4) In touch on outside, lost place over 5f out, behind final 2f, 15th of 17, 20l behind Stevie Thunder (9-0) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Aug.
Duster 14-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, unable to challenge, 5th of 19, 4l behind Red Gulch (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Oceanway (USA) 16-1 (9-6) In touch when badly hampered and nearly brought down over 8f out, dropped to rear, not a factor after, last of 15, 20l behind Dare To Dance (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Thistle Bird 11-4fav (9-7) Tracked leader until 5f out, went 2nd again over 4f out, led 2f out, in command over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Sure Route (9-4) by 3l, 9 ran.
Sam Sharp (USA) 9-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up behind, ridden and headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 13l behind Dhaamer (8-10) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Aug.
Making Eyes (IRE) 15-8fav (9-2) Held up, headway when bumped and switched left over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul beating Alfouzy (8-8) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Robemaker 9-1 (9-3) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, no impression, 9th of 10, 10l behind White Frost (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft in Aug.