DUMBARTON will be a popular choice on his handicap debut having run out an easy winner at Windsor last time. Today's longer trip will suit and he should continue to make good progress. Anatolian has a similar progressive profile and should go well after landing his maiden over today's trip last month, while Mountain Range is still improving judged on his latest win in a handicap at Sandown. Shamdarley has been raised only 3lb for his victory at Ayr and Johnny Murtagh takes over the reins today, but Silken Thoughts has a tougher task having scored in a lesser grade here recently. Nottingham winner Aldedash ran a shocker at York last time but it's too soon to write him off.
Cool Macavity (IRE) 33-1 (7-12) Always in last trio, never a factor, last of 15, 11l behind Labarinto (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Dumbarton (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Windsor 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jul beating Ffajir (8-12) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
El Muqbil (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 10, 1 3/4l behind Haylaman (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Muntasib (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, no impression inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Ivan Vasilevich (9-6) at Ascot 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Anatolian 11-4 (9-3) Prominent, led after 1f, pushed along and headed narrowly 2f out, led again just over 1f out, strongly pressed, held on well, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Billy Buttons (9-3) by hd, 13 ran.
Mountain Range (IRE) 9-2 (8-9) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on inside final furlong to lead near finish, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul beating Absinthe (10-0) by nk, 13 ran.
Shamdarley (IRE) 2-1fav (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, soon headway, ran on strongly to lead towards finish, won at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul beating Izzy The Ozzy (9-0) by nk, 6 ran.
Aldedash (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, lost place over 3f out, soon ridden and beaten, 11th of 13, 33l behind Communicator (9-5) at York 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Little Cottonsocks 25-1 (9-0) Keen in touch in rear, ridden 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 9l behind Raasekha (9-0) at Ascot 1m mdn fll stks (4) gd in Jul.
Silken Thoughts 9-1 (8-12) Held up in last pair, headway between horses over 2f out, went 3rd inside final 2f, chased leader inside final 2f, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on well, won at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Lady Chloe (9-6) by 1l, 11 ran.
Levantera (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 13l behind Achalas (9-0) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.