Muffraaj has already had a good season but NIGHT TRADE was beaten less than a length off this mark over C&D last time and can take this. Soft ground is no problem for Ron Harris' four-year-old and he's preferred to Jungle Bay, who is better over further, and Interakt. The latter has done all of his winning at a lower level. Sharpened Edge could run into a place but Folkestone winner Silenzio looks vulnerable under a penalty and Stonecrabstomorrow is still forced to race from out of the handicap proper, despite a couple of recent wins at Epsom and Brighton.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 11-4fav (9-10) Went left start, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 1 3/4l behind Sluggsy Morant (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Night Trade (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, pressing winner when short of room and switched right, pressed winner inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 14, 3/4l behind Tagula Night (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Muffraaj 5-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on under pressure, held by winner towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Mappin Time (9-1) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Sharpened Edge 7-1 (9-5) Went badly right start, soon recovered to chase winner, ridden and lost 2nd inside final 2f, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 14l behind Tyfos (9-7) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Mi Regalo 11-4 (9-1) Prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 9l behind Fred Willetts (9-6) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (4) pol in Jan.
Dream Catcher (FR) 16-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 8l behind Kakapuka (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Rash Judgement 22-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 17l behind Valery Borzov (9-7) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Jungle Bay 11-4fav (9-9) Led and hard pressed throughout, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon one pace, lost 2nd last strides, 3rd of 13, 5l behind Illustrious Prince (9-2) at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Alpha Delta Whisky 14-1 (7-12) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 12l behind Ajjaadd (8-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Interakt 11-10fav (8-11) Steadied start, held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Yurituni (9-4) at Brighton 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Silenzio 10-11fav (8-13) Chased leaders, effort between horeses over 1f out, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, ran on, driven out, won at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Flameoftheforest (9-7) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Desert Icon (IRE) 5-1 (8-5) Steadied and awkward leaving stalls, held up in last pair, headway between horses over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 3rd closing stages, held when pushed right close home, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Grandmas Dream (8-6) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Soon last and behind, ridden over 2f out, closed over 1f out, switched right and ran on inside final furlong, edged left close home, led last strides, won at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs beating Timpanist (8-7) by hd, 7 ran.