WATCH AMIGO scored carrying top weight over a mile at Leicester in June, the only previous time this season he's raced in this low a grade. His earlier victories all came over today's trip and Walter Swinburn's charge can return to winning ways. Rondeau is on a career-high mark after going close at Kempton last time, but Dominium has every chance only 3lb higher than his earlier win at Newmarket. Yair Hill is looking for his first handicap win and this is tougher than the race Kakapuka won over C&D in June. Oil Strike will appreciate the return to this longer trip, but Bajan Bear looks handicapped out of it now having landed a double in the summer.
Watch Amigo (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Led, clear after 2f until over 3f out, headed inside final 2f, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 7l behind Rave (9-2) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Oil Strike 6-1 (9-0) Keen early, in rear, headway from 2f out, soon edged left, chased leading pair inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Ajjaadd (8-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Aug.
Rondeau (GR) 11-1 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on to 3rd 1f out, went 2nd final 130 yards, kept on, not reach winner, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Golden Tempest (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
King's Colour 16-1 (10-0) Keen disputed lead until led over 7f out, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 10, 19l behind Orientalist (9-1) at Epsom Downs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Dominium (USA) 8-1 (8-10) Dwelt, soon recovered and chased leaders, ridden inside final 2f, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 15, 6l behind Directorship (9-5) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Amwell Pinot 18-1 (9-0) Chased leader until over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 13, 8l behind Primaeval (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Kakapuka 16-1 (9-6) In touch, lost place 3f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Tevez (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Alhaban (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Always in rear, driven over 3f out, last of 5, 27l behind Fashionable Gal (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.
Yair Hill (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, soon every chance, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 10, nk behind Apollo D'Negro (8-12) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Camache Queen (IRE) 7-2fav (8-13) Tracked leaders in 4th, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 7l behind Queen Of Cash (9-3) at Warwick 7f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Bajan Bear 20-1 (8-6) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 16, 10l behind Fityaan (8-10) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.