Eagle Nebula arrives in good form and, though this year's three wins have been over 1m4f, he went close at Newmarket over today's trip last month. However SIT TIGHT continued his steady progress with a victory over C&D three weeks ago and, with the runner-up having won since, the form looks solid. Chris Wall's charge gets the vote ahead of Point Du Jour, who has been holding his form well over a mile at this track and is worth another try at this distance. Mauritino ran as though the outing was needed on his return from a two-month absence last time and has claims on his earlier win at Newbury.
Tenessee 11-2 (9-6) Tracked leaders, hard driven over 3f out, effort when hampered over 2f out, soon every chance, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 5l behind Yes Chef (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Mauritino (GER) 4-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, ridden and struggling over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 9l behind Choral Festival (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Eagle Nebula 4-1 (9-1) Held up, not clear run on inside 2f out, headway over 1f out, led well inside final furlong, readily, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Ghufa (9-2) by 1 1/4l, 8 ran.
Sohcahtoa (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, driven over 3f out, not much room and weakened inside final 2f, 11th of 12, 23l behind Icebuster (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Doncosaque (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up in 6th, pushed along and outpaced well over 2f out, ridden and struggling after, 6th of 9, 7l behind Santefisio (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Stand Guard 16-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, raced keenly, effort over 2f out, soon hung right under pressure, faded final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Demolition (9-4) at York 1m 2f clm stks (4) gd.
Classically (IRE) 20-1 (9-10) With leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 13, 5l behind Alshazah (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Maimonides (9-1) 11th of 3 Ravilious (9-12) at San Siro(ITY) 1m 1f hcp in Sep '10.
Botanist 14-1 (9-9) In rear, ridden and hung left over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 5th of 10, 7l behind Orientalist (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Sit Tight 14-1 (9-4) Chased leader until 8f out, close up, went 2nd again inside final 2f, driven and stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug beating Dare To Bare (9-4) by 1/2l, 14 ran.
Mountrath 22-1 (8-13) Led 1f, chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 13, 17l behind Shamir (10-0) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Jun.
Futurism 17-2 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leading pair until over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 11, 43l behind Gallego (9-9) at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Shalambar (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always in rear, eased when no chance over 1f out, 6th of 7, 26l behind Mons Calpe (8-4) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Point Du Jour (FR) 5-1 (9-0) Led 1f, chased winner, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Iron Step (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.