CLON BRULEE ran out an impressive winner in soft ground at Newmarket last time with Tinghir back in third. He also carried top weight on that occasion and today's apprentice Mikey Ennis negates a 7lb rise in the weights. Ajmany keeps threatening to land one of these valuable handicaps but the going is a worry for him while this is tougher than the Ascot contest Forgotten Hero won last month. Mount Shamsan is upped in class after scoring at Ripon but has plenty of scope and makes more appeal than prolific Polytrack winner Treasure The Ridge and recent Ripon runner-up Calm Attitude.
Clon Brulee (IRE) 11-4 (10-0) Tracked leader, led entering final furlong, ridden and ran on, eased near finish, won at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft beating Master Of Finance (8-5) by 4 1/2l, 5 ran.
Tres Coronas (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Missed break, held up towards rear, ridden 3f out, no headway, 10th of 14, 14l behind Energia Davos (9-1) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Balty Boys (IRE) 20-1 (9-12) Rear of mid-division, ridden entering straight, no impression, never a factor, 15th of 18, 16l behind Vastonea (8-5) at Galway 1m hcp gd in Jul.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, pushed along 3f out, effort 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-9) at York 1m 1f hcp 105 (2) gd in Jun.
Ajmany (IRE) 11-2 (9-9) Close up, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final 2f, headed inside final furlong, rallied towards finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind First Flight (9-1) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Forgotten Hero (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders and always going well, smooth headway into 3rd over 2f out, 2nd inside final 2f, led over 1f out, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Ascot 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Jul beating Hit The Jackpot (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
What About Carlo (FR) 16-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, driven 3f out, outpaced and ridden 2f out, lost place 1f out, soon behind, last of 8, 8l behind Bow Creek (8-12) at Goodwood 1m Grp 2 (1) gd.
Tinghir (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Keen held up, headway over 1f out, ridden and hung left entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 5, 5l behind Clon Brulee (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Running Deer (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Keen tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 3l behind Magique (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 1f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Busatto (USA) 20-1 (9-0) Always behind, 11th of 15, 10l behind Queensberry Rules (9-8) at York 1m 2f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Viewpoint (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 4l behind Semeen (9-2) at Ascot 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Moonday Sun (USA) 5-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, effort over 2f out, soon every chance, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Balmoral Castle (9-0) at Goodwood 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Mount Shamsan 1-2fav (9-12) Chased leader, led over 2f out, kept on well, won at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd beating Classical Duet (9-3) by 3l, 8 ran.
Calm Attitude (IRE) 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well towards finish, just held, 2nd of 8, nk behind Bureau (9-2) at Ripon 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jul.
Treasure The Ridge (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on, won at Kempton 1m 3f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) pol beating Grasped (9-5) by shd, 5 ran.
Rydan (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Held up behind, switched outside 3f out, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to chase leaders final furlong, no impression, 4th of 10, 3l behind Tall Ship (8-6) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf.