Aspectus is too inconsistent to have much trust in even though his best form is good enough to land this, while it was an amateur race at Salisbury that Cultural Desert won last time and this is tougher. Salient has solid claims but there's a suspicion he's best on sharper tracks and Kavachi is another to consider having slipped down to a tempting mark. However, a chance is taken on SPA'S DANCER who should start at a decent price. He's dropped in class for the first time since winning his maiden last September and has placed form since that entitles him to go close here.
Aspectus (IRE) 10-1 (9-4) Switched left start to race alone far side, prominent, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 11l behind Swiftly Done (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Slowly away in rear, ridden and hung left from over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 9, 17l behind Club Oceanic (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Salient 7-2fav (10-0) Chased leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Seldom (9-0) at Beverley 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Bloodsweatandtears 6-1 (9-7) Soon led, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Mystic Edge (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Treasure Way 9-4fav (9-9) Steadied start, held up in 6th, ridden inside final 3f, never on terms, 5th of 7, 8l behind Caelis (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Cultural Desert 8-1 (10-11) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, hung left and kept on final furlong, won at Salisbury 1m am hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating George Thisby (10-11) by 1 1/2l, 13 ran.
Kavachi (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Raced stand side, in rear, ridden over 2f out, switched left and headway entering final furlong, stayed on, 5th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Swiftly Done (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Hip Hip Hooray 40-1 (8-2) Always in rear, 15th of 17, 10l behind Askaud (8-9) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jul.
Catchanova (IRE) 4-1 (8-10) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, no impression, 4th of 8, 6l behind Exchange (8-11) at Salisbury 1m Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3-4yo) (5) gf in Jul.
Paphos 7-1 (8-5) In rear, never a factor, last of 12, 32l behind George Baker (9-2) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.