Godolphin have won three of the last five renewals but Lingfield second Hawker is only making slow progress and may have to give best here to PROXIMATE. Though a little disappointing when touched off at Hamilton last time, Sir Michael Stoute's gelding still has the best form in this and is less exposed than Thorpe, who has been racing over further lately. Lady Guinevere lacks a recent run but there should be more to come from Mark Johnston's pair Summerfree and Perivale while Mutashabek is an interesting debutant, though he's already been gelded.
Boboli Gardens 33-1 (9-5) Dwelt, always towards rear, 9th of 13, 24l behind Cornrow (9-5) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Hawker 10-1 (9-5) Led, hung right on 1st turn and headed 8f out, chased leader, led again 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed and not quicken inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 1/2l behind Squire Osbaldeston (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Mutashabek (USA) Arch gelding out of Siyadah.
Proximate 8-13fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, looked to be going best 2f out, soon ridden, led briefly when bumped inside final furlong, driven and rallied final strides, 2nd of 4, ns behind Are You Mine (9-0) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Sep.
Spessartine (IRE) Duke Of Marmalade gelding out of Lasting Chance.
Summerfree (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 15, 9l behind Hassle (9-13) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Thomas Blossom (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Pushed along leaving stalls, soon mid-division, ridden and lost place over 2f out, 9th of 11, 17l behind Havelovewilltravel (9-0) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Thorpe (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Led for 2f, tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, weakened and lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 17l behind Ballinderry Boy (8-12) at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Lady Guinevere 4-5fav (8-6) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Whispering Lady (8-6) at Lingfield 1m mdn fll (5) pol in Mar.
Magical Mischief 80-1 (9-0) Raced wide always in rear, 9th of 10, 33l behind Duke of Grazeon (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Maya De Ventura Tiger Hill filly out of Sharp Dresser.
Perivale (USA) 8-1 (8-12) Dwelt, always towards rear, 8th of 11, 20l behind Missed Call (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.