Arabian Heights and stablemate Ducal failed to improve on their debut efforts last time, but Escape To Glory and Midnight Feast ran into a place on their latest starts and there should be more to come from them. However, OUTSMART found only Mosaicist too good on his debut at Yarmouth and the latter has since boosted the form by winning again. Mahmood Al Zarooni's colt looks the one to beat here with Top Diktat likely to pose the main threat having gone close at Kempton last month.
Pressbuttonb Lomitas gelding out of Gena Ivor.
Arabian Heights 8-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, towards rear, some headway 2f out, never on terms with leaders, stayed on same pace, 6th of 13, 10l behind Formal Demand (9-3) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Brick Dust (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Dwelt in rear, never near leaders, 8th of 11, 22l behind Chilled (9-3) at Leicester 1m 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
Ducal 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway 2f out, never nearer, 5th of 13, 9l behind Formal Demand (9-3) at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Escape To Glory (USA) 33-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out until inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 5l behind Skilful (9-1) at Lingfield 1m mdn stks (5) pol in May.
Insidious Sakhee colt out of Inseparable.
Midnight Feast Evensfav (8-12) Took keen hold, held up wide in mid-division, effort on outside to 3rd and hung right on bend soon after, driven over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Cochabamba (8-7) at Lingfield 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Outsmart 5-1 (9-3) In rear, good headway entering final 2f, challenged winner inside final furlong, ran on but always held, 2nd of 9, shd behind Mosaicist (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (6) gf in May.
Proud Chieftain 66-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in mid-division, pushed along 3f out, soon outpaced, 8th of 12, 11l behind Whiplash Willie (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Oct.
Steely Librettist gelding out of No Comebacks.
Top Diktat 6-4fav (9-3) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, effort on outside 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, not quite enough pace to get to winner, 3rd of 14, 3/4l behind Poyle Punch (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in May.
Gladys' Gal 16-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride and bumped start, towards rear when went wide on bend 5f out, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never threatened, 4th of 12, 5l behind Flashbang (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo mdn fll (5) pol in Apr.
Go On The Badger 66-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always behind, 13th of 14, 19l behind Poyle Punch (9-3) at Kempton 7f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in May.
Kantata Piccolo filly out of Mory Kante.