MEETINGS MAN and Cam Hardie have been making hay on Turf but Al Brewer's seven-year-old is also effective on the Polytrack and won't be fazed by the step up to 2m having already won over course and distance. He does compete off a career-high mark today but couldn't be in better form and should take all the beating. Underwritten is also climbing the weights and taking on better company today while Monday's Windsor second Admirable Duque is also upped in grade. Story Writer should give a good account, however, and Rosie Rebel has the past form to figure.
Meetings Man (IRE) 2-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, took keen hold, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Sandown 1m 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Gambol (9-3) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Story Writer 9-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, 8th and no chance on outside when hung left under pressure over 1f out, plugged on into modest 5th final 100 yards, 5th of 13, 6l behind See And Be Seen (8-6) at Newbury 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Rosie Rebel 12-1 (8-7) Pulled hard, led and soon clear, reduced lead over 3f out, strongly pressed from 2f out, kept on gamely until narrowly headed just over 1f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, chased leading pair until weakened final 100 yards, 4th of 9, 4l behind Presto Volante (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp (0-90) (3) pol in Jul.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 20-1 (9-8) In rear, headway on outer over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 9, 6l behind Couloir Extreme (10-3) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Underwritten 2-1 (9-10) Made virtually all, ridden and pressed when edged left over 1f out, joined inside final furlong, stayed on gamely to assert final 110 yards, soon in command, won at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul beating Windshield (8-10) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.