This contest features a number of horses that will be heading on to the Cambridgeshire and will be informative. The last three winners have come from stalls nineteen and twenty ending the dominance of those drawn low to middle and won't hinder Ask The Butler's chances but the penalty might as it may for the inexperienced Rose Street. Luca Cumani has a strong hand and we're going to put PRESVIS forwards with Monte Alto and Prince Kalamoun also worthy of respect. Presvis was a shade unlucky not to beat Unshakeable when not enjoying the run of the race and he will need better luck to overcome a 5lb rise in a stronger contest. He appeals as a similar sort to last year's winner Monte Alto whilst the yard also took this in 2006. Monte Alto was only beaten four lengths in the Cambridgeshire from a similar mark, is only four and may still have more to offer; he's been freshened up with an autumn campaign in mind and shouldn't be overlooked. Ask The Butler had a number of these behind when winning at Sandown and is 4lbs well in despite his penalty. The race should be run to suit but he has to prove his effectiveness with ease in the ground. Prince Kalamoun is also well in and Alan Swinbank sent out subsequent Cambridgeshire winner Formal Decree to finish third in this race in 2006. Rose Street's inexperience may just find her out but there are no worries for Indian Days on that score and he could go well. He's on a career high mark but has proven form in similar events and with cut in the ground so has to be on the short-list. We just feel that we haven't seen the best of Presvis yet and that he can prove to be a good deal better than his current mark this afternoon.
Tazeez (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 4th of 16, 4l behind Ask The Butler (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (2) gd in Aug.
Ask The Butler 6-1jt-fav (8-11) Held up mid division, ridden over 2f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (2) gd in Aug beating Lang Shining (9-0) by 3/4l, 16 ran.
Monte Alto (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Held up in rear, hampered on outside over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 6l behind Gulf Express (8-12) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcap (2) gd in Jul.
Alexander Castle (USA) 11-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced 2f out, hung right and weakened entering final furlong, last of 4, 14l behind Spacious (8-6) at Doncaster 1m 3yo stk (2) sft.
Tamimi's History 14-1 (9-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 9, 8l behind Perfect Star (9-8) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Proponent (IRE) 13-2 (8-12) Held up in touch, ridden to challenge 2f out, stayed on well, 5th of 16, 4l behind Ask The Butler (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (2) gd in Aug.
Unshakable (IRE) 20-1 (9-9) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug beating Presvis (9-6) by 1/2l, 18 ran.
Love Galore (IRE) (8-10) Prominent, faded final furlong, 5th of 7, 6l behind Inspector (9-6) at Veliefendi 1m 4f Grp 2 (1) std.
Siberian Tiger (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon clear, pushed out, readily, won at Goodwood 1m 1f hcap (2) sft beating Capable Guest (8-9) by 5l, 8 ran.
Indian Days 16-1 (8-7) In touch, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 7l behind Lady Gloria (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) sft.
Presvis 3-1fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden when switched left entering final furlong, stayed on well, 2nd of 18, 1/2l behind Unshakable (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Night Crescendo (USA) 14-1 (9-9) In touch, pushed along 4f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 10, 8l behind Ajhar (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Rose Street (IRE) 11-8fav (9-10) In touch, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to lead well inside final furlong, drew clear towards finish, won at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug beating Veiled Applause (9-6) by 2l, 11 ran.
Nanton (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 8th of 16, 7l behind Ask The Butler (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (2) gd in Aug.
Samsons Son 14-1 (9-5) Behind until passed beaten horses final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 10, 13l behind Ajhar (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Mount Hadley (USA) 12-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 20l behind Premio Loco (9-11) at Kempton 1m hcap (3) pol in Jul.
Beauchamp Viceroy 16-1 (8-13) Behind mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on steadily from over 1f out, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Bahar Shumaal (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Prince Kalamoun (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Held up, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden, ran on well, won at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp (3) gf in Aug beating Nightjar (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 7 ran.
Count Ceprano (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Always in last pair, no chance from halfway, 7th of 8, 10l behind Grand Vizier (9-2) at Kempton 1m app hcp (4) pol.
Kings Quay 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 6th of 18, 7l behind Closertobelieving (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f stk 0-85 (3) sft.