Hughie Morrison sets a bit of a poser here by saddling improvers Burnham, a staying on third at Ascot last time, and Abundantly. The latter only found Suzi's A Class Act too strong over C&D on similar ground last time and has obvious claims. Astra Hall was a short price to win again at Ffos Las earlier this month but could only finish third to Little Dutch Girl, who runs in the previous race, and is 3lb higher now while Hidden Justice has been knocking on the door though Amanda Perrett also runs dual Polytrack winner Arch Villain. ALEKSANDAR was a long way behind Dovils Date over 1m4f at Newmarket in June but that wasn't his true running and he was more like his old self when second at Yarmouth earlier this month. This longer trip should suit and he can finally get off the mark. Twice Bitten may be the pick of the older horses.
Carter 25-1 (8-10) Reluctant to load stalls, ridden and some headway over 1f out, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 9, 9l behind Miss Aix (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.
Stock Hill Fair 10-1 (9-2) Tracked winner until ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 35l behind Maastricht (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Maydream 16-1 (8-9) Slowly in to stride, behind, some moderate late progress, never involved, 9th of 15, 7l behind Lily In Pink (10-0) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Twice Bitten 7-2 (9-5) Held up in rear, good headway on outside well over 2f out, went 3rd and hung right over 2f out, stayed on to 2nd inside final furlong, one pace and no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Jamarjo (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Arch Villain (IRE) 5-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Ex Oriente (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Hidden Justice (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Slowly away tracked leaders after 2f, ridden to press winner over 2f out, kept on same final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Modernism (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Burnham 9-1 (8-8) Raced wide trowards rear, headway under pressure on outside 2f out, stayed on to 3rd 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Gospel Choir (9-7) at Ascot 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Dovils Date 8-1 (8-13) In rear, lost place 4f out, 6th of 7, 7l behind Brockwell (9-3) at Haydock 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Call Me April 40-1 (8-11) Pulled hard and prominent, raced wide on back straight, chased winner halfway and clear of rest, pushed along over 3f out, lost 2nd hung left and weakened over 2f out, 5th of 10, 13l behind Suzi's A Class Act (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Aleksandar 5-2fav (9-6) Mid-division, pushed along 7f out, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 9, 5l behind Between Us (9-3) at Yarmouth 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Abundantly 4-1fav (8-11) Held up in rear, headway on near side rail over 4f out, disputing 2nd over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never able to get to unchallenged winner, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Suzi's A Class Act (10-0) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Astra Hall 5-4fav (8-4) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 2f out, soon switched right to challenge, not clear run approaching final furlong, challenging when hampered close home, eased, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Little Dutch Girl (9-3) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
The Ploughman 25-1 (8-2) Led early, tracked leader until 8f out, weakened 3f out, tailed off, last of 7, 50l behind Silver Samba (9-7) at Goodwood 2m 3yo mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gs.