The 120-rated chaser Neptune Equester is considered however DANCE TEMPO should have more tactical speed where it matters. Hugh Morrison's colt was disappointing behind Mountain Hiker when last seen but his previous second to Heart Of Hearts at Newbury puts him right in the mix. Aneel improved from first to second runs but probably needs to move forward again, whilst Highland Park needs a market check on debut as this brother to Leocorno comes from a wonderfully successful family. Palio Square seems to be regressing slightly, and a bigger threat could be Weathervane who has run two shockers at Sandown but shown promise elsewhere. Dark Promise was well-backed on debut and this Shamardal filly looks a major player as this half-sister to Oaks winner Love Divine should improve for this testing track.
Kiss N Kick And Beyond gelding out of Silent Angel.
Neptune Equester 6-4 (11-5) Led, not fluent and headed 12th, hit 13th, pushed along after 5 out, regained lead 3 out, soon under pressure, kept on gamely, driven out, won at Wetherby 3m 1f nov chs (4) gd in Jun beating The Ferbane Man (11-5) by 1l, 5 ran.
Mexican Jay (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Pushed along leaving stalls and soon in touch, lost place over 6f out, no impression after, 6th of 15, 16l behind Fourth Generation (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
Admiral Rodney 200-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, some headway over 2f out, never on terms,, 7th of 12, 20l behind Ugalla (7-13) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Aneel 12-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, hard ridden over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Marywell (8-12) at Warwick 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Dance Tempo 7-2 (9-3) Prominent, tracked leader 7f out, every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, eased towards finish, 6th of 9, 9l behind Mountain Hiker (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 4f 3yo mdn (4) gf in Jul.
Fama Mac Fraam gelding out of Umbrian Gold.
Herostatus 4-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, driven halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 18l behind Willing Foe (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Jul.
Highland Park (IRE) Pivotal colt out of Highland Gift.
Palio Square (USA) 15-8fav (9-3) Soon in mid-division, switched right 3f out, driven 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Rock My World (8-12) at Lingfield 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gf.
Raghdaan 40-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, hard ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 30l behind Marywell (8-12) at Warwick 1m 3f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Sory 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up, ridden over 2f, staying on when edged left 1f out, kept on, 5th of 11, 11l behind Lucky Windmill (9-0) at Pontefract 1m mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.
Weathervane 13-8fav (9-5) Led, ridden and pressed 2f out, headed well over 1f out, weakened quickly and eased inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 15l behind Scottish Boogie (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Dark Promise 6-4fav (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, green and edged left inside final furlong, headed final 100 yards, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Red Intrigue (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll stks (5) gd in Aug.
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Chased leaders on inside, outpaced when switched left over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 15, 5l behind Mainland (9-11) at Ripon 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.