Cape Classic and 5f winner Manoori arrive on the back of doubles, but the former landed his over today's trip and has experience of Polytrack. His form looks stronger than that of Showboating and Captain Noble's recent wins, but the remaining trio all take a drop in class and pose a bigger threat. St Augustine has been aimed high since scoring at Goodwood and the same comment applies to Sadafiya after she went close at Wolverhampton in April. However, MOSAICIST won her first two starts of the season, with her best performance coming over C&D, and she's fancied to show further improvement back at this track.
St Augustine (IRE) 8-1 (8-3) Behind, pushed along on outside halfway, no progress when bumped 2f out, 11th of 14, 12l behind Casual Glimpse (9-3) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Manoori (IRE) 5-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, switched left and headway inside final 2f, effort to challenge when not much room and squeezed through 1f out, led final 110 yards, kept on, won at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul beating Bless You (9-7) by 1l, 6 ran.
Sadafiya 25-1 (8-5) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 19, 4l behind Swiss Dream (8-10) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jul.
Mosaicist (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Mid-division, headway to chased leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Sioux Rising (9-8) at Pontefract 6f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jun.
Cape Classic (IRE) 5-4fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, kept on and edged left inside final furlong, won at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Cruise Tothelimit (8-9) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Showboating (IRE) 15-2 (8-11) Prominent, led 3f out, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, kept on, won at Leicester 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Diamond Vine (9-4) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Captain Noble (IRE) 6-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed post, won at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Apr deadheating with Apollo D'Negro (9-7), 11 ran.