The veterans of the party appear to possess the most solid credentials coming into this and PERUVIAN PRINCE, Richard Fahey's sole runner at the meeting, can land it with Lucayon Dancer and Blacktoft looking the biggest threats. Although Peruvian Prince has failed to score since June of last season, his efforts have nonetheless been respectable and it looks as though he needs respite from the handicapper before he can get back in the winning grove in that grade. Out-classed last time, the drop into this grade should see him go very close. Lucayon Dancer, a winner of three of his last four starts in this grade, has been raced lightly given his profile and the usual stance which his trainer takes with horses of this ilk. He has only raced three times on the all-weather throughout his career, one of those resulting in a victory and he can be taken to give his running here once again. Blacktoft is another who was seen to take advantage of the drop in class last time and over a trip that was probably on the sharp side for him. Connections tend to vary their tactics with him which looks to keep him sweet but he is not one that you can entirely trust. One More Round continues to hold his form well despite his advancing years but this is a major step into unknown territory with regard to the trip and he has done nothing to suggest that it will suit him. Ogre has gradually edged back up the ratings as a result of a sequence of victories in this grade during the summer months but failed when reverted to handicap company last time. Back into claiming company should see him competitive but Peruvian Prince is selected to land it.
Ambrosiano 33-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, steady start, held up on rear, ridden and struggling 3f out, 13th of 14, 12l behind Hallingdal (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcap (5) pol.
Blacktoft (USA) 5-1 (9-12) Held up in rear, good headway on inside over 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, hard ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Kempton 1m clm (6) pol beating Yes Eighteen (8-13) by 1l, 13 ran.
Lucayan Dancer 9-4fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, readily, won at Catterick 1m 4f clm (6) gf in Aug beating Bocciani (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Prize Fighter (IRE) (9-4) 8th of 9, 10l behind Low Budget (9-13) at Vichy 1m 1f stk in Aug.
Peruvian Prince (USA) 12-1 (9-2) Held up, never on terms, 7th of 8, 9l behind Nanton (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Obrigado (USA) 16-1 (8-9) Raced keenly towards rear, never on terms, 12th of 14, 18l behind Muhannak (9-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.
One More Round (USA) 6-1jt-fav (9-1) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and one pace from over 1f out, 3rd of 12, 2 1/2l behind Le Chiffre (8-9) at W'hampton 7f clm (5) pol.
Afram Blue 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, headway 2f out, one pace over 1f out, 4th of 10, 5l behind Mr Napoleon (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Boundless Prospect (USA) 9-4fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden along and headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Intersky Melody (8-6) at Redcar 1m 2f clm (6) frm in Jun.
Ogre (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Took keen hold in mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, 9th of 14, 7l behind Hallingdal (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcap (5) pol.
Royal Straight 20-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 24l behind Mahadee (8-12) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp (5) fbs.
Hawkstar Express (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Dwelt, soon pushed along and prominent, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 31l behind Okafranca (8-4) at Folkestone 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) sft in Jul.
Quinzey's Best (IRE) 20-1 (8-8) Slowly away and always behind, 9th of 10, 19l behind Talk of Saafend (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3yo clm (6) pol.