Mafeking looks likely to take a bit of beating here but he is exposed and looks vulnerable to RACING HERO. Jeremy Noseda's string are still going well and the selection was an impressive winner of a Doncaster maiden in June. Given a mark of 80, he struggled at Windsor next time and has not been seen since. Now 2lbs lower, we hope that the break has done him good and that he can reproduce something like his Town Moor run. He is open to plenty of improvement and we will side with him. Mafeking is back on a winning mark, acts around here and races over his optimum trip, and if the selection doesn't produce the goods then he is likely to take advantage. Uncle Fred was out of his depth last time but returned to this grade and on a track he likes there is scope for better over this longer trip and he is respected. Eseej will be staying on at the business end but may find this all happens a bit quickly for him, while Putra One also drops back in trip but his form so far suggests that he will be able to cope with that a little better and from this mark he has claims. Racing Hero can be just that.
Mafeking (UAE) 11-1 (9-13) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, one pace, 2nd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Wing Play (9-5) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Uncle Fred 5-1fav (9-7) Prominent, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 15, 11l behind My Gacho (9-5) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Sharpazmax (IRE) 13-2 (9-10) In touch, keen early, ridden over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 5l behind Sweet Hollow (8-12) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Putra One (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Led, steadied pace 10f out, ridden and quickened 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Brief Look (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Eseej (USA) 8-1 (10-6) Set furious pace with one other, headed 6f out, soon hung right and weakened, eased from over 4f out, 7th of 8, 30l behind Epsom Salts (9-13) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f ldy hcp (4) gf in Aug.
Racing Hero (IRE) 8-13fav (8-11) Held up, ridden and effort over 2f out, held from over 1f out, 5th of 9, 17l behind Resurge (9-7) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Hallingdal (UAE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up, headway well over 1f out, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, took 2nd near finish, 2nd of 10, hd behind Expressive (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Ballyalla 13-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, driven over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 4, 2l behind Hallingdal (8-9) at Folkestone 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Aug.
Woodlark Island (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Went left start, close up, driven over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 6l behind Glowing Praise (8-13) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.