It's no surprise to find that just one favourite has won this in the past ten years. Mince may be handed that poisoned chalice after a cracking reappearance behind Red Quartet here when Democretes was a couple of lengths behind. That looks strong form and the placed horses should be kept on the right side but fifth-placed Hurry Up George looks held. Bartolomeu has impressed on Polytrack and there's no reason why he shouldn't progress again on Turf while Pea Shooter gained many admirers when scooting home in a York maiden in September. Heeraat looked in need of the run on his return here last month and will strip fitter and there's definitely much better to come from Rafeej, who finished tailed off in heavy going at Sandown. Richard Fahey won this last year and can repeat the process with KIMBALI, who caught the eye in no uncertain terms at Chester and will be very much better suited by today's track.
Lady Gorgeous 22-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 1l behind Esentepe (8-12) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll Grp 3 (1) gd in Apr.
Hurry Up George 28-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 5th of 19, 3 1/2l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Accession (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Always behind, never involved, last of 10, 5l behind Gusto (9-0) at Kempton 6f 3yo Listed stks (1) pol.
Tioman Legend 25-1 (9-2) In rear, never on terms, 16th of 19, 13l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Alejandro (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 12th of 19, 8l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Mince 5-1fav (8-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, ran on, just failed, 2nd of 19, hd behind Red Quartet (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Top Cop 7-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 16, 7l behind Es Que Love (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Bartolomeu 3-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, soon ridden, edged left and went clear inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Apr beating Uprise (9-0) by 3l, 13 ran.
Heeraat (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Dwelt in touch, ridden and headway 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 16, 2 1/4l behind Es Que Love (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Democretes 8-1 (8-9) Towards rear, switched left over 1f out, ran on final furlong, not reach leading pair, 3rd of 19, 2 1/4l behind Red Quartet (8-3) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Rafeej 6-5fav (8-9) Went left start, last trio on outside, ridden and no response halfway, soon beaten, last of 6, 29l behind Ballesteros (9-1) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) hvy in Apr.
Pea Shooter 6-1 (9-3) Made all, hung right from over 1f out, ran on strongly, won at York 5f 2yo mdn (3) gd in Sep beating Lisiere (8-12) by 6l, 6 ran.
Responsive 9-1 (8-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on towards finish, nearest finish, 4th of 16, 2 1/2l behind Es Que Love (8-12) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Apr.
Kimbali (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden halfway, hampered 2f out, ridden and headway entering final furlong, ran on, not reached leaders, 4th of 11, 3/4l behind Jack Dexter (8-11) at Chester 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Gabriel's Lad (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) Keen tracked leader, led over 1f out, soon clear, ran on readily, won at Kempton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol beating Sir Fredlot (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 12 ran.
Fairway To Heaven (IRE) 17-2 (9-0) Steadied in rear, pulled hard early, switched left and headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, switched right to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Thirsk 6f 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gs beating Henry Bee (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.
Church Music (IRE) 20-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden halfway, headway entering final furlong, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3l behind Ballesteros (9-2) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) sft.
Dark Castle 2-1fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, pushed out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr beating Mezzotint (9-7) by 2l, 8 ran.
Dishy Guru 17-2 (9-7) Behind, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Apr beating Mayo Lad (8-11) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Safari Sunseeker (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon hard pressed, headed inside final furlong, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Priceless Jewel (9-5) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.