TELL HALAF has been beaten out of sight on all four starts for this yard but has tumbled down the weights as a result and George Baker is an interesting booking for a horse that is at his best when held-up from off the pace. Market support would offer encouragement to his claims but he may just be worth chancing in a race where Tislaam holds obvious claims as he attempts to complete a hat-trick having avoided a penalty for his win at Pontefract. Decency has place claims but a stronger case can be made for Scottish Glen who should benefit from a strong pace at this trip. Sweet Gale has won back-to-back races in the past and can go well again whilst Footstepsofspring is too well handicapped to ignore if the market vibes are positive.
Silver Prelude 16-1 (9-6) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 14l behind Elusive Hawk (9-11) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Scottish Glen 8-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on, not able to reach leaders, 4th of 14, 1 3/4l behind Harting Hill (9-8) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Replicator 14-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 3f out, hard ridden approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, faded, 6th of 10, 5l behind Bouncy Bouncy (8-6) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating Ryedane (9-4) by 1l, 8 ran.
Footstepsofspring (FR) 33-1 (8-8) In touch, weakened halfway, 10th of 11, 15l behind Tyfos (9-6) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Kyllachy Storm 10-1 (9-7) In touch in mid division, keeping on same pace on outside when pushed wide inside final 2f, never dangerous after, 8th of 14, 8l behind Sermons Mount (9-4) at Bath 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Tislaam (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, every chance entering final furlong, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Kensington (8-11) by hd, 14 ran.
Decency (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Race wide, held up towards rear, ridden on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong went 4th last strides, never troubled leaders, 4th of 11, 4l behind Paphos (8-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
The Jobber (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Made most on rail, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kinigi (8-6) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Fromsong (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, stayed with one other on stands rail halfway, hung left over 2f out, not on terms with main group leaders over 1f out, 7th of 12, 9l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-11) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Cativo Cavallino 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Rosedale (8-9) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Tell Halaf 50-1 (8-12) Held up well in rear, took keen hold, well beaten over 2f out, last of 10, 22l behind Rare Tern (9-7) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.