The veteran Classic Punch is enjoying a new lease of life and was winning for the third time this year when scoring by a neck at Beverley last month. Ennistown returned a disappointing favourite at Salisbury recently but is preferred to stablemate Anomaly while the consistent Croquembouche is upped another 7lb for winning at Windsor on his latest start. Gworn has a shout stepping up in trip and Double Discount is not out of this dropping back down in class. MUJAZIF failed to figure in much better company last time but that was his first start since April when runner-up to the smart Queensberry Rules at Sandown and that form points to a big run here.
Egotist (IRE) (9-1) 2nd of 7, shd behind I Fight For Kisses (9-1) at Compiegne(FR) 1m 2yo stk gd in Jul '12.
Able Master (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 16, 8l behind Mont Ras (8-10) at York 1m hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Anomaly 9-2 (9-12) Stumbled start, close up, switched right to stand side rail 6f out, joined leaders 3f out, every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Strictly Silver (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gf in Aug.
Bancnuanaheireann (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway to chase leading pair over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Premio Loco (9-6) at Newmarket 1m stks (2) gd in Aug.
Classic Punch (IRE) 12-1 (9-13) Took keen hold tracking leader, driven over 1f out, edged right and led inside final furlong, stayed on under pressure, won at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Triple Eight (9-4) by nk, 8 ran.
Centurius 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, never able to challenge, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Winterlude (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Mujazif (IRE) 11-2 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Kassiano (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f cond Stakes (2) gd in Aug.
Double Discount (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace, 9th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Broughton (8-1) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Ennistown 2-1fav (9-7) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, ridden 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 6, 6l behind Cafe Society (8-9) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Croquembouche (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Made all and set good pace, steadied tempo approaching halfway, kicked on 3f out and clear, joined and strongly pressed 1f out, pulled out extra inside final furlong, in command after, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug beating Regal Silk (8-10) by 1 3/4l, 8 ran.
Gworn 11-4 (8-13) In rear, outpaced over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 3l behind Hay Dude (9-7) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Love Marmalade (IRE) 11-1 (8-1) Led, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and lost place, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 17l behind Sam Sharp (9-5) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) sft in Aug.