Hamelin had three subsequent winners ahead of him when fifth at Goodwood in May. But he hasn't raced since and MY DIRECTION has the more recent form. The latter went close on the Polytrack at Lingfield on his recent debut and is preferred to others having only their second start in Waha and Diamond Mine. Prolific winning hurdler Balder Succes makes his belated debut on the Flat while Robertson and especially Shanti, a half-brother to dual Oaks heroine Sariska, are newcomers worth noting.
Alpetetim 16-1 (9-6) Behind and well off the pace, stayed on final 2f, went modest 4th 1f out, 4th of 8, 7l behind Gaelic Ice (8-10) at Chepstow 1m 2f app sell stks (6) gd in Aug.
Balder Succes (FR) 3-1fav (11-12) Held up towards rear, stumbled slightly before 3rd, soon pushed along, headway from 2 out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 11, 14l behind Court Minstrel (10-8) at Plumpton 2m hcp hdl (2) gs in Mar.
Mr Burbidge 33-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, held up, ridden over 3f out, went 3rd over 2f out until 1f out, one pace, last of 4, 6l behind Bohemian Dance (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gf.
Rhinestone Rebel (IRE) 16-1 (10-12) Took keen hold, chased leader until 4th, weakened 3 out, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Meganisi (10-12) at Wincanton 2m nh nov hdl (4) hvy in May '12.
Sir Tyto (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, driven over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 40l behind Man Of Steel (11-6) at Uttoxeter 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jun.
Cardinal Pioneer (TUR) 25-1 (9-5) Behind most of way, 9th of 12, 26l behind Ostaad (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Diamond Mine 14-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, no chance and struggling final 2f, 7th of 9, 10l behind Martian (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Gentlemax (FR) 50-1 (9-3) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 12, 22l behind Omnipresent (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Hamelin (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, every chance over 2f out, held when hampered over 1f out, faded, 5th of 9, 8l behind Eshtiaal (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in May.
My Direction 5-1 (9-5) Led 3f, tracked winner, driven when pace quickened 4f out, clear with winner 2f out, switched inside and ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Dragon City (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Robertson (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade gelding out of Mythologie.
Shanti Dansili colt out of Maycocks Bay.
Three Choirs (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) Stumbled start, behind, outpaced halfway, never dangerous, tailed off, last of 11, 38l behind Azma (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Waha (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Dwelt, behind early, headway over 8f out, lost ground on leaders 5f out, no impression after, 4th of 7, 15l behind Hunting Ground (9-3) at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs in Aug.