Uphold won over 1m4f here a fortnight ago and I'm Fraam Govan won his maiden over track and trip in August. Royal Peculiar and Qanan couldn't cope with a rise in the weights last time having won on the Polytrack previous to that while both Cosmic Sun and Duke Of Perth need to dig a bit deeper off their current marks. SAOI hasn't raced since March but was beaten only a head off today's mark at Lingfield earlier and Bill Knight may well have him primed for action on his return. He gets the nod in an open contest.
Uphold 12-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Scottish Star (8-11) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Saoi (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Held up in 6th, ridden and effort over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Hanoverian Baron (9-1) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcap (2) pol in Mar.
I'm Fraam Govan 5-1 (9-10) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, dropped to 4th post, 4th of 14, 1/2l behind Opera Box (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Duke Of Perth 12-5fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, ridden to challenge over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Plutocracy (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Royal Peculiar 11-2 (10-0) Held up in 5th, headway over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, chased leaders, weakened to 4th well inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Gabrial's King (10-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Sep.
Purple 'n Gold (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, stayed onunder pressure inside final furlong, went 3rd post, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Opera Box (9-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Qanan 7-1 (8-11) Prominent, led after 2f, ridden and edged right 2f out, no extra close home, 6th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Uphold (9-6) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Cosmic Sun 8-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, soon chased winner, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Alcaeus (9-5) at Musselburgh 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Sep.
Red Runaway 6-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 5, 23l behind Battalion (8-2) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Sergeant Ablett (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) In touch, driven 6f out, ridden and lost place 4f out, soon behind and eased, tailed off, 17th of 18, well behind Oriental Fox (9-10) at Newmarket 2m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Sinaadi (IRE) 3-1 (9-6) Led early, held up in 4th, pushed along 5f out, well held over 2f out, last of 4, 21l behind Mahican (9-7) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Warrigal (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) In rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Disclaimer (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Apr.