Rocktherunway sets the standard with his recent placed efforts in handicaps but it will be no surprise if one of the less exposed types improves past him. HAMAN fits the bill as better is expected from him this year having finished a modest third on his debut at Windsor in August. Incitement is another four-year-old who could figure on his return from a lengthy absence while Aegaeus should finish closer over today's longer trip after failing to figure on his debut over 1m2f. Countess Ferrama takes a bigger step up in trip and is another worth a second glance on her reappearance.
Entihaa 18-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, soon beaten, 7th of 9, 50l behind Gabrial The Great (8-9) at Newcastle 1m 2f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
Haman (CAN) 12-1 (9-3) Slowly into mstride, last trio, headway under pressure on wide outide over 2f out, ridden and hung right over 1f out and when went modest 3rd inside final furlong,, 3rd of 10, 11l behind Polperro (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Incitement 20-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, pushed along 5f out, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no impression final 100 yards, 4th of 11, 6l behind Fiorente (9-3) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gf in May '11.
Noble Alan (GER) 20-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway 12th, 7th when blundered and unseated rider 4 out, in a race won by Great Endeavour (10-3) at Cheltenham 2m 4f Grade 3 hcp chs (4yo+) (1) gs in Nov, 20 ran.
Omid 20-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, never dangerous, 5th of 9, 22l behind Suraj (8-7) at Doncaster 1m 4f mdn stks (5) sft in Apr.
On Command (IRE) 40-1 (9-12) Slowly into stride, held up and always in rear, eased when well beaten over 1f out, tailed off, last of 8, 38l behind Kuda Huraa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Flaming Telepath Storming Home filly out of Possessive Lady.
Aegaeus 14-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up in rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 13l behind Rosslyn Castle (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Apr.
Rainbow Gold 14-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed well over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 11, 26l behind Model Pupil (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (4) gd in Apr.
Rocktherunway (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up, pushed along over 4f out, ridden and headway 2f out, switched left entering final furlong, kept on but no impression on leading pair, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Spirit Of The Law (8-12) at Doncaster 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Apr.
Sirious Oss 50-1 (9-3) Started slowly, ran green outpaced and always in rear, 14th of 16, 26l behind Gregorian (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct.
Countess Ferrama 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leading pair, weakened 3f out, 10th of 11, 15l behind Lacily (9-0) at Doncaster 1m 2yo fll mdn (5) gd in Oct.