Richard Hughes gets the leg-up on the returning Humdrum who makes her all-weather debut, while stablemate Sinfonico ran out an impressive winner at this track under Ryan Moore a fortnight ago but has had no luck with the draw today. Harry Luck beat Islesman and Marzante at Windsor last time and can figure, while it's safe to assume we haven't seen the best of Prince Of Burma and Dubaianswer yet. A tentative vote in a wide-open affair goes to MUNTASIB, who ended last season with a couple of Polytrack victories and looks in need of the outing when fifth on his reappearance.
Muntasib (USA) 17-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not much room over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 8l behind Indian Jack (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Orientalist 50-1 (7-11) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 17, 8l behind Sagramor (8-2) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in May.
Tick Tock Lover 9-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, effort 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Capaill Liath (9-2) at Ascot 7f 2yo hcp (3) gs in Sep.
Dubaianswer 4-1 (8-12) Led at steady pace, ridden over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, weakened approaching final furlong, beaten when slightly hampered inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 9l behind Emma's Gift (8-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo fll stks (3) gf in Apr.
Harry Luck (IRE) 10-3 (8-11) Tracked leading trio, pushed along and outpaced over 3f out, headway and switched left 2f out, chased leading pair over 1f out, led final 120 yards, stayed on well, won going away, won at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May beating Islesman (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Sinfonico (IRE) 5-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Kempton 7f 3yo stks 0-75 (5) pol in May beating Ceffyl Gwell (8-9) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Prince Of Burma (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Behind, detached and pushed along after 1f, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, well held by winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Chosen Character (8-11) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Soweto Star (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, gradually weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 25l behind Samurai Sword (9-7) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Safari Team (IRE) 18-1 (9-3) Never a factor, 19th of 22, 26l behind Stand To Attention (8-11) at Fairyhouse 7f 2yo aut sft in Sep.
Humdrum 10-3fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, pushed up to challenge 2f out, ridden to lead just over 1f out, strongly pressed thereafter, kept on gamely, held on, won at Doncaster 1m 2yo hcp (2) gd in Oct beating Mariachi Man (9-7) by shd, 9 ran.
Islesman 9-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, effort and weakened over 1f out, eased entering final furlong, last of 12, 25l behind Tullius (9-4) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Buxfizz (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Soon led, headed 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 8, 11l behind Malthouse (9-7) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Marzante (USA) 2-1fav (8-12) Took keen hold, held up in rear but in touch, headway over 3f out, effort over 2f out, soon ridden and went left, weakened tamely over 1f out, 4th of 6, 6l behind Harry Luck (8-11) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Dunhoy (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, hung left and weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind Ektibaas (8-12) at Warwick 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.