Cruiser has been raised a harsh-looking 8lb for a close-up second at Windsor but Swiftly Done continues to slip down the weights and could figure if rediscovering his best. Ocean Tempest is proving hard to win with this year though looks sure to be in the mix once again while Tevez and Noble Citizen have been in good form over 7f of late. BORDER LEGEND hasn't raced since May but has leading claims on last year's best efforts on Turf and gets a speculative vote on his Polytrack debut.
Cruiser 9-2 (9-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 5f out, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and no extra final 135 yards, 2nd of 8, 3/4l behind Storming (8-12) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Weapon Of Choice (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Held up in touch, headway over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 8, 20l behind Mont Ras (10-0) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Swiftly Done (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Behind, keeping on same pace and no chance when hampered inside final furlong, 13th of 16, 13l behind Robert The Painter (9-13) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Ocean Tempest 11-4 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed last 100 yards, kept on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Mount Tiger (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Border Legend 7-2 (8-12) Chased clear leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, soon edged left, weakened final furlong, 8th of 14, 9l behind Directorship (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gd in May.
Idol Deputy (FR) 10-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, chased leaders inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Magma (8-9) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in May.
Uppercut 12-1 (9-6) In touch in 5th, pushed along over 3f out, headway to chase leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, went modest 3rd and edged right inside final furlong, lost 3rd final 50 yards, dropped to 5th close home, 5th of 10, 6l behind Mister Music (9-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Noble Citizen (USA) 7-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, driven and headway on inside over 2f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd final strides, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, nk behind Ocean Legend (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Embankment 11-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, chased leaders after 1f, effort well over 1f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Magma (8-9) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in May.
Mingun Bell (USA) 8-1 (10-0) Raced very wide until switched left and tracked leader over 6f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Deserted (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Savanna Days (IRE) 25-1 (8-12) Steadied start, mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 16, 10l behind Norse Blues (9-7) at Thirsk 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Tevez 7-1 (9-0) Slowly away in rear, outpaced 4f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 4th of 7, 7l behind Jonnie Skull (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Travelling 16-1 (9-12) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 9th of 11, 15l behind Azma (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Midnight Feast 20-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 8th of 9, 18l behind Rambo Will (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.