A very tight looking handicap. Fantasy Gladiator has been running well enough on Turf and is better on Polytrack while Emiratesdotcom has a decent record on this surface and has run well under some big weights on Turf recently. QUINTET has much more scope than most of these and made a winning start on the surface at Wolverhampton. She looks certain to progress again and is well enough treated to go in again. Black Truffle generally runs well on Polytrack and can get involved from the foot of the handicap while Eager To Bow has been performing with credit in slightly better company.
Scottish Lake 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, stayed on same pace, no impression, 6th of 8, 6l behind Ocean Legend (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Mar.
Eager To Bow (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Athletic (8-13) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Fantasy Gladiator 11-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Jonnie Skull (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Emiratesdotcom 7-2 (9-10) Held up in rear, pushed along 3f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind The Great Gabrial (9-5) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Greensward 18-1 (9-7) Dwelt, mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 8, 6l behind Muftarres (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Chased clear leading pair, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, no impression, weakened to 4th over 1f out, 4th of 7, 14l behind Four Winds (8-6) at Kempton 1m clm stks (6) pol.
Know No Fear 100-1 (8-0) Prominent far side, lost place 2f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 25th of 28, 31l behind Henry Allingham (8-13) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcp (2) gd in Sep '12.
Quintet (IRE) 11-1 (9-3) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug beating Unex Michelangelo (9-10) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Beam Of Light 25-1 (8-13) Prominent, took keen hold, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, well beaten over 1f out, last of 8, 20l behind Janna's Jingle (9-0) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Hierarch (IRE) 8-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Tevez (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Jillywinks 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, every chance from over 2f out, weakened final furlong, lost 3rd post, 4th of 5, 8l behind Hot Right Now (8-12) at Southwell 1m mdn fll (5) fbs in Apr.
Black Truffle (FR) 8-1 (9-4) Hampered start, took keen hold, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Nordikhab (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Dvinsky (USA) 20-1 (8-12) In rear, well behind and eased over 2f out, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Gypsy Rider (8-12) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) fm in Jul.