Novel Dancer has already won three times on Polytrack this year but has looked in the handicapper's grip lately. Black Iceman has only won at Wolverhampton so far and was beaten five lengths when second here last time while Lord Of The Storm hasn't raced over this longer trip since 2011 but veteran Rajeh is respected as he's a pound lower than when only beaten a length-and-a-half over course and distance eight days ago. ROCK OF LEON (NAP) has been placed in his last three starts and was beaten less than a length over 1m5f here two runs ago, He may be ready to open his account now.
Novel Dancer 4-1fav (8-10) Held up in last trio, headway over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, never involved, 6th of 12, 11l behind Hell Hath No Fury (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Black Iceman 33-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, good headway on wide outside 4f out, chased winner over 2f out, soon every chance until over 1f out, no chance final furlong, kept on for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Hell Hath No Fury (8-8) at Lingfield 1m 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Lord Of The Storm 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Shades of Silver (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Highly Likely (IRE) 33-1 (8-10) Held up, never dangerous, 8th of 10, 7l behind With Hindsight (8-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Giant Sequoia (USA) 14-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 4f out, chased leaders over 3f out, stayed on well, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Uncle Bernie (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6).
Rajeh (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and headway 2f out, stayed on to chase winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Zinnobar (8-9) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp (6) pol.
Supernoverre (IRE) 12-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 10, 8l behind Lastroseofsummer (8-3) at Newmarket 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun '10.
Rock Of Leon 11-2 (8-8) Close up, headway 3f out, effort over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Moscato (9-5) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Charlies Mate 25-1 (8-2) Dwelt, always in rear, last of 13, 19l behind Bertie Blu Boy (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Up Hill Battle's 5-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 8, 5l behind Sir Tyto (9-2) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.