Duke Of Perth has ran well the last twice but is now 13lb higher than when scoring at Bath last month. But the handicapper has yet to get to grips with PLUTOCRACY as the latter scored with plenty in hand at Leicester back in May. He's taken to make a winning return despite a 7lb higher mark. Royal Signaller has to be forgiven a poor effort in much better company last time but may well figure at this level while Lady Pimpernel could also get involved, though she's not easy to win with.
Duke Of Perth 4-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, headway 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, kept on and every chance final furlong, just held, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Emerging (9-2) at Doncaster 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Plutocracy (IRE) 10-11fav (9-12) Held up mid-division, headway over 4f out, challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, held on well, won at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May beating Town Mouse (9-1) by 2l, 7 ran.
Ronaldinho (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Always in rear, 6th of 8, 8l behind Thomas Hobson (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Royal Signaller 16-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 31l behind Pether's Moon (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd.
Lady Pimpernel 5-2fav (9-3) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 18l behind Sizzler (9-1) at Salisbury 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Astrum 8-1 (9-1) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Alwilda (9-5) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Candoluminescence 10-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Nearly Caught (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Khelac 9-1 (10-9) Chased leaders, hard ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 4th of 10, 10l behind Shahrazad (9-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd.