A distinct lack of winning form on show here and TISLAAM gets the tentative vote. He was beaten a length when second over C&D last week with Daffydowndilly and Danzoe immediately behind and Dvinsky and Imjin River further adrift. Torres Del Paine is 3lb higher than his win here in December but is having his first run since, while Pose went close at Windsor last month, but reverted to type when last at Sandown on her latest start. Sherjawy may prove best of the rest.
Nezami (IRE) 13-2 (9-9) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon hung left and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Katmai River (8-12) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Danzoe (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, switched left 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Earlsmedic (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Sherjawy (IRE) 8-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders 2f, close up, ridden halfway, kept on one pace, 4th of 5, 5l behind Magical Speedfit (9-3) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Daffydowndilly 7-1 (9-2) Half reared start, held up, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Earlsmedic (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Tislaam (IRE) 9-4fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, not clear run over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Earlsmedic (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Aldermoor (USA) 33-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride in rear, headway on outer over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 27l behind Masked Dance (9-3) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in May.
Dvinsky (USA) 14-1 (9-2) Held up, always towards rear, 9th of 11, 7l behind Earlsmedic (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
My Own Way Home 20-1 (8-10) Raced keenly, held up in last pair, outpaced over 2f out, never on terms, last of 7, 9l behind Ongoodform (9-5) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Imjin River (IRE) 20-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden 2f out, no impression, 8th of 11, 6l behind Earlsmedic (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Torres Del Paine 20-1 (9-3) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, stayed on strongly to lead close home, won at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Dec beating Hidden Destiny (9-7) by nk, 10 ran.
Perlachy 11-1 (9-12) In rear, effort 2f out, always behind, last of 12, 12l behind Jolly Ranch (9-0) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Pose (IRE) 11-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, soon hard driven, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 12l behind Italian Tom (9-8) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.