Silvestre De Sousa has a good book of rides today and RED ORATOR is another with solid claims. A winner at this track early this year, he returned to action with a victory over 1m6f in soft ground at Carlisle suggesting today's longer trip will hold no fears. He has Awesome Pearl to beat, however, as the latter had Jorum behind when scoring over C&D last month and his yard bid for hat-trick of wins in this contest. Arch Villain has been in good heart over shorter trips, though collateral form gives him a bit to find with Wolverhampton winner Cellist, while Daneking could also figure back on the Polytrack and stepping up in trip.
Singalat 50-1 (8-8) Led until approaching halfway, chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened quickly approaching final furlong, 12th of 16, 11l behind Sir Graham Wade (8-8) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Awesome Pearl (USA) 2-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden along briefly 8f out, stayed on well to assert inside final furlong, won at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug beating Byron Blue (9-4) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Daneking 20-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, led over 8f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 20l behind Guarantee (9-4) at York 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Aug.
Red Orator 9-2 (8-2) Tracked leader, joined leader 6f out, led over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on well final furlong, won at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug beating Getabuzz (9-10) by 2l, 7 ran.
Arch Villain (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Ex Oriente (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Cellist 5-1 (9-7) Held up in touch, pushed along and headway over 3f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 8, 2l behind Hyperlink (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Dora's Gift 7-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, improved to track leader 7f out, ridden and every chance from 2f out, not quicken close home, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Fleur De La Vie (8-13) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Jorum 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 9f out until over 2f out, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Awesome Pearl (9-4) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Somemothersdohavem 10-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, checked over 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reach leaders, 4th of 9, 2 1/4l behind Wayne Manor (9-7) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.