Dance And Dance looked on the verge of Listed class last term but he's struggled this season and the handicapper finally seems to be loosening his grip. GLEN MOSS still seems to be progressing and we'll give the nod to Charlie Hills' colt here. Fourth in a valuable handicap at Ascot last time out, he'd previously given weight and a beating to some decent types at Doncaster, and the form of the race has worked out well. Democretes does not always appear the easiest of rides and while he hasn't won for two years, he's continued to knock on the door for some time. Janoub Nibras was a useful juvenile and he is watched in the market on a belated reappearance. Born To Surprise is just 1lb higher than his last winning mark while The Confessor is much better than his last run suggests.
Tariq Too 10-1 (9-9) Slowly away and well outpaced in rear, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 5th of 7, 2 3/4l behind Piscean (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in May.
Dance And Dance (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 10th of 18, 7l behind Wentworth (8-10) at Goodwood 1m hcp (2) gd.
Democretes 9-2 (9-3) In touch, headway when carried head awkwardly and switched left over 1f out, ridden to press winner inside final furlong, ran on but always looked held, 2nd of 11, nk behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Born To Surprise 10-1 (9-2) Chased leading pair, ridden over 2f out, weakened towards finish, 7th of 15, 9l behind Highland Colori (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
The Confessor 33-1 (8-8) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 25th of 29, 17l behind Galician (8-12) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Glen Moss (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Raced near side, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd in group inside final furlong, readily held and not pace of 1st 2 far side, 4th of 29, 2 1/2l behind Galician (8-12) at Ascot 7f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Nassau Storm 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division stands' side group, merged with centre group well over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 13th of 24, 5l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Good Authority (IRE) 8-1 (9-10) Slowly away, towards rear, headway over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 4 1/2l behind Magic City (9-12) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Poetic Dancer 4-1 (9-3) Close up, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 11l behind Midnight Flower (8-7) at Newmarket 6f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Janoub Nibras (IRE) 8-11fav (9-6) Steadied start, tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and found little inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 3, 1 1/2l behind Gabrial's Kaka (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 2yo stks (3) gd in Sep.
Piscean (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Always behind centre group, 20th of 24, 13l behind Seeking Magic (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp (2) gd.
Axiom 20-1 (8-12) In rear, headway over 2f out, edged right from over 1f out, kept on final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 15, 8l behind Highland Colori (9-4) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jun.
Common Touch (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Fly leapt start slowly away, in rear, never near leaders, 9th of 11, 9l behind Gabriel's Lad (9-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 105 (2) gf.
Lupo D'Oro (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Raced centre, held up in last pair, good headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to 2nd in group final 100 yards and 3rd overall, 3rd of 18, 2l behind Barnet Fair (8-9) at Ascot 5f hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Secret Talent 16-1 (8-6) In touch, pushed along over 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, 26th of 27, 28l behind Roca Tumu (8-12) at Royal Ascot 1m 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jun.
Al Khan (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Rear of mid-division, never a factor, kept on one pace in straight, 10th of 18, 6l behind Tobann (9-3) at Leopardstown 7f hcp gd.