There's plenty with a shout in a tough opener. Ticking Katie got her head in front on the line at York last time and is only upped 3lb while Outback Traveller beat Red Pike when scoring over track and trip in June but has been beaten since. Marmoom won his maiden over course and distance and that looks stronger form than Mr Bossy Boots' winning debut at Lingfield. The former should be thereabouts again but ENRAPTURED is preferred. She's another course and distance winner and John Gosden's filly drops in class after a comeback fourth in a competitive handicap at Newbury.
Ticking Katie (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at York 7f app hcap (3) gf in Jul beating Basil Berry (9-4) by hd, 8 ran.
Outback Traveller (IRE) 3-1fav (9-6) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Invincible Fresh (9-2) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Enraptured (IRE) 7-1 (8-10) Took keen hold early, tracked leading trio, pushed along and went 2nd over 2f out, no chance with winner, ridden and edging left when weakened and lost two places inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Kosika (9-5) at Newbury 1m fll hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Harwoods Volante (IRE) 12-1 (9-1) Steadied start, chased leaders, pushed along and outpaced halfway, ridden and beaten 2f out, last of 5, 8l behind Speed Hawk (9-5) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) fm in Jul.
Red Pike (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Outback Traveller (9-6) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Galvanize 18-1 (9-4) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, last of 5, 5l behind Telmeyd (9-7) at Ripon 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Marmoom 7-4fav (9-5) Disputed lead until led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Newmarket 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in Jul beating Cloud Line (9-0) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Mr Bossy Boots (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Mid-division, driven and headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead post, won at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Feb beating Voyageofdiscovery (8-10) by ns, 9 ran.
Ixelles Diamond (IRE) 9-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 8, 3/4l behind Shamaheart (10-0) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.