There should be plenty more to come from Innocuous but this is a fairly tough ask for an inexperienced horse and preference is for Sandown specialist DUNN'O who will try and lead them a merry dance from the front. He has nothing in hand of the assessor so he's certainly vulnerable but Smokey Oakey has been given a chance by the handicapper and relishes getting his toe in but hasn't won for two years. Truism goes well here but all his form is on a sound surface and Pleasant Day and Emirates Dream have something to prove. South Cape is of more interest as he's been a regular winner over the years and isn't badly handicapped with his promising rider's claim taken into account and there's every chance that this race will be run to suit.
Dunn'o (IRE) 7-2fav (9-8) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden, lost place over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Set The Trend (9-7) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd.
Smokey Oakey (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Mid division, headway over 2f out, ridden inside final 2f, no impression over 1f out, 9th of 17, 6l behind Our Joe Mac (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Emirates Dream (USA) 25-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, soon led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off and eased, 15th of 16, well behind Verdant (9-7) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Pleasant Day (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Steadied towards rear, pushed along and struggling over 3f out, eased when no chance final furlong, 14th of 17, 18l behind Our Joe Mac (9-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
South Cape 25-1 (9-10) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, keeping on same pace when squeezed out just over 1f out, one pace and never able to get on terms after, 6th of 15, 4l behind First Post (8-6) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Truism 7-1 (9-10) Mid-division on inside, effort to go close up over 2f out, weakened and beaten when slightly short of room over 1f out, 13th of 15, 10l behind First Post (8-6) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
General Eliott (IRE) 33-1 (9-11) Held up towards rear, hanging badly right and eased from over 2f out, virtually pulled up, 12th of 15, 9l behind First Post (8-6) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf.
Innocuous 2-1fav (8-3) Tracked leading pair, ridden along over 3f out, challenged 3f out, led just over 2f out, stayed on strongly final furlong, won at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul beating Secretive (8-12) by 3l, 6 ran.
Salient 14-1 (9-3) Close up, chased leading pair over 2f out, ridden and ran on to lead final strides, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating My Gacho (9-13) by 1/2l, 8 ran.