Grasped failed to land the odds here last time but was only beaten a short-head and should figure. Hedge End usually runs his race with being quite good enough but Richard Hughes is back on board today while Ryan Moore renews acquaintances with recent York winner Bishop's Castle. Perfect Cracker and Wahgah are looking to bounce back from woeful efforts but QANAN went close again at Sandown last time having scored over track and trip in June. He gets the vote representing Chris Wall's in-form yard.
Qanan 9-2 (9-11) Tracked leaders, driven forward to chase leader after 2f, led over 2f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 2nd of 5, 1 1/2l behind Alex Vino (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Red Warrior (IRE) 7-1 (9-9) Keen tracked leader until 4f out, ridden when weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 33l behind Gothic (9-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp (4) sft.
Bishop's Castle (USA) 7-2fav (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, led over 1f out, ridden and pressed inside final furlong, just held on post, won at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Innsbruck (9-8) by hd, 11 ran.
Like A Diamond (IRE) 7-2 (8-11) Held up in last, took keen hold, ridden and no progress final 2f, last of 6, 14l behind Blue Wave (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcap (2) pol in Feb.
Grasped 4-5fav (9-5) Led early, tracked leader, niggled along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, gaining towards finish, just held, 2nd of 5, shd behind Treasure The Ridge (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol.
Perfect Cracker 4-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders 2f out, no impression and weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Gabrial The Hero (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Ocean Applause 20-1 (9-7) Steadied start, held up in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Bombardment (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Thecornishcowboy 12-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, outpaced and no impression from over 1f out, last of 5, 8l behind Treasure The Ridge (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol.
Silver Dixie (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on to take 2nd 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Chapter And Verse (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Well Painted (IRE) 5-2 (9-13) Awkward leaving stalls, soon tracking leader, led after 2f, hung badly left to near side rail over 2f out, headed and weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 6, 9l behind Rasselas (9-10) at Carlisle 1m 1f ladies clm stks (5) gd.
Barnmore 8-1 (9-6) Held up in rear, hampered over 2f out, headway from over 1f out, stayed on, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 4l behind Messila Star (9-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Wahgah (USA) 5-1 (9-2) Towards rear of mid-division, outpaced over 3f out, soon behind, last of 13, 39l behind Dance King (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Hedge End (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Tracked leader after 1f, challenged 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly over 1f out, headed and not pace of winner final 100 yards, hung right near finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Prince Of Stars (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.