A winner in France, Gangster Squad made a promising start for Martyn Meade at Yarmouth and should figure. Billy Blue and Bayre found only one too good at Windsor on their latest starts and can get involved but this is tougher than the race Censorius won at Lingfield last time. Arbaab may well be capable of better, but BISHOP OF RUSCOMBE needed only to be pushed out to record a four length win over 1m2f here back in March. Andrew Balding's colt gets the nod to make a winning return.
Gangster Squad (FR) 16-1 (8-12) Held up last, steady headway on outside over 3f out, ridden chasing leaders 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 5, 3 1/2l behind Damascene (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Jul.
Bishop Of Ruscombe 8-13fav (9-5) Led 2f, tracked leader, led again travelling well over 1f out, pushed clear final furlong, easily, won at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar beating Citizen Kaine (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Ice Slice (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, headway entering final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Brown Eyed Honey (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Billy Blue 4-1fav (9-4) Took keen hold tracking leaders, not clear run and switched left over 2f out, ridden and carried head high over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd final 75 yards and closed on eased down winner near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Balmoral Castle (9-5) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Barye 6-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression towards finish, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Solidarity (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Attenzione (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) With leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 9l behind Tower Power (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Masterpaver 6-1 (8-10) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 15l behind Our Gabrial (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Censorius 6-4fav (9-4) Midfield, switched right to outside over 6f out, headway to chase leader over 4f out, ridden to lead over over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul beating Perseverent Pete (8-10) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Arbaab 16-1 (9-5) Held up in mid-division, pushed along on outside 2f out, soon one pace and no impression, 7th of 11, 15l behind Champagne Rules (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) sft in Apr.