Whipper Snapper needs to find a bit more if he's to score off his current mark and Tight Fit has been raised another 5lb for a narrow-margin victory at Sandown. Chantilly winner Marciano has his first start for new connections and has yet to race on fast ground while Dance With Dragons and Big Whiskey will do well to lower the colours of SHADY MCCOY. David Barron's progressive charge didn't get a run until the closing stages at Thirsk last time but won cosily once in the clear and can go in again despite an 8lb hike in the weights.
Shady Mccoy (USA) 11-4fav (8-13) In touch on inside, headway on inside 2f out, switched right and went 2nd inside final furlong, quickened to lead final 75 yards, won going away, won at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul beating Dusky Queen (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 9 ran.
All On Red (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Raced wide in touch in rear, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, tailed off, 5th of 6, 28l behind Sharqawiyah (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-85 (4) sft in May.
Dance With Dragons (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 8l behind Majestic Moon (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Whipper Snapper (IRE) 9-4fav (9-5) Held up in touch in mid-division, pushed along and headway 3f out, switched right 2f out, edged left and kept on inside final furlong, closing on 2nd close home, 3rd of 8, 2 1/4l behind Excuse To Linger (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Cut No Ice (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 10, 2l behind Pira Palace (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Big Whiskey (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 7, 1l behind Bartack (9-2) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Marciano (IRE) 12-1 (8-0) won at Chantilly(FR) 6f 3yo hcp sft in Jun beating Aksil (9-2) by shd, 12 ran.
Tight Fit 11-4fav (9-2) Tracked leading pair, ridden to lead over 1f out, strongly pressed close home, just held on, all out, won at Sandown 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Charitable Act (9-10) by ns, 10 ran.
Alcando (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 9, 6l behind Red Refraction (9-1) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Carlarajah 11-4fav (9-6) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 14l behind Menelik (9-7) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.