We'll take ASCOT LIME to make the most of weight-for-age and beat the older horses here, while Granston and Luberon are respected. The selection comes here in good form, having won at Sandown last month and then gone close when trying to follow up over 11f at Kempton. Good ground suits, he is well treated at the weights and this stiff 10 furlongs should suit, so we'll side with him. Granston has been a good servant to James Bethell, with seven career wins to his name, though all except his most recent were over a mile or less. Though he has won over 10f at Doncaster this is much more testing and we will oppose him despite his fair mark. Luberon is back on a very attractive mark and this track can bring his stamina into play over a trip which is short of his optimum. On ground that will suit he could run a big race. Fragrancy might find this a bit too far, especially from his current mark, and the latter could also be a problem for Heaven Knows. Ascot Lime is the suggestion here.
Group Captain 25-1 (9-6) Held up, effort on wide outside over 4f out , lost place over 3f out, 12th of 14, 22l behind Magicalmysterytour (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcap (2) sft.
Heaven Knows 8-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden and effort over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 9th of 16, 16l behind Flying Clarets (8-12) at York 1m 2f hcap (2) hvy in Jul.
Fragrancy (IRE) 11-4 (8-6) Gradually taken to far side and led that pair, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Dijeerr (8-9) at Newmarket 1m stk (2) gd in Aug.
Luberon 25-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 16, 11l behind Ask The Butler (8-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcap (2) gd in Aug.
Kinsya 7-1 (9-0) Settled rear, took keen hold, not clear run 2f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, not trouble leading pair, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Siberian Tiger (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcap (2) sft.
Granston (IRE) 9-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden to lead 2f out, kept on, headed towards finish, no extra, 2nd of 8, 3l behind Nanton (9-7) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Demolition 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and kept on final 2f, never near leaders, 8th of 18, 8l behind Closertobelieving (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f stk 0-85 (3) sft.
Ascot Lime 2-1fav (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 2f out, soon edged right, headed when not pace of winner final 75 yards, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Ajhar (9-9) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.