Bermondsey Bob is proving most consistent at this level and still only 3lb higher than when successful at Brighton last month. Mata Hari Blue got back to winning ways at Leicester last time but is now on a career-high mark, while Stonecrabstomorrow also looks to be in the handicapper's grip now. C&D winner Seamus Shindig isn't badly treated on his best form, however, and neither is SAFARI MISCHIEF who gets the vote. Peter Winkworth's charge hasn't won since 2008 but wasn't beaten far when dropped into this grade at Brighton last time and this is probably his level nowadays.
Italian Tom (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) Prominent, effort well over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 5l behind Starwatch (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Safari Mischief 2-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, switched right 1f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 1 3/4l behind Clear Ice (8-11) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Bermondsey Bob (IRE) 5-2fav (9-9) Led, hard ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Silvee (8-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Spanish Acclaim 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, came stand side over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 10, 11l behind Clear Ice (9-3) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Mata Hari Blue 7-2 (9-6) Raced stands' side tracked leader, overall leader 2f out, ridden out, won at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Emiratesdotcom (9-7) by 3/4l, 9 ran.
Forty Proof (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, headway to challenge over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 4l behind Dreams Of Glory (8-2) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Sermons Mount (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 4l behind Efistorm (9-7) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Seamus Shindig 17-2 (9-4) Raced centre, held up, ridden 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 9, 7l behind Mata Hari Blue (9-6) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Commandingpresence (USA) 6-1 (9-10) In touch, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 3l behind Minety Lass (9-1) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, ridden 3f out, kept on one pace, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 4l behind Wotatomboy (8-9) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.