Most of these can be given a chance of some sort but CARNEVALE is one of the least exposed and this is easier than her latest task in better company at York. She gets a tentative vote ahead of the handicap debutants Crowded and Ian's Memory. Both El Beau and Watersmeet now look in the handicapper's grip and it remains to be seen how the progressive Hostile Fire gets on stepping up in trip off a higher mark in a bid for a four-timer.
Ian's Memory (USA) 10-1 (9-5) Keen towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Heisman (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Carnevale 7-2 (8-8) Tracked leader, lost place 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 7th of 8, 8l behind Kleo (8-13) at York 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gf in Jul.
El Beau (IRE) 13-8 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on, 3rd of 4, 1 1/2l behind Imshivalla (8-13) at Pontefract 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Watersmeet 4-5fav (9-0) Tracked winner after 1f, driven over 2f out, ridden and no chance with winner when lost 2nd 1f out, one pace, 3rd of 5, 4 1/2l behind Chapter And Verse (8-11) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Hostile Fire (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, closed to lead close home, won at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul beating Dream Impossible (8-11) by nk, 8 ran.
Crowded 12-1 (9-4) Held up, headway over 1f out, short of room and hampered approaching final furlong, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Nancy From Nairobi (8-13) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf.
Charlie Wells (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up, headway to chase leader over 1f out, ridden and ran to lead well inside final furlong, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating My Guardian Angel (9-8) by nk, 9 ran.
Guaracha 16-1 (9-0) Pushed along to lead, ridden and strongly pressed over 1f out, driven and stayed on to assert inside final furlong, won at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Cherry Princess (8-9) by 1/2l, 6 ran.