Both of Role Player's victories so far have come on the Polytrack and, though he still has time on his side, he still has a bit to prove on Turf. O'Gorman is struggling to get his head in front but Paul Booth's claim will help Tagula Night and Dominate has generally been taking on better sprinters, though was only fifth behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone here in June. The latter was two lengths adrift of DESERT COMMAND at Epsom last month, however, and we expect Andrew Balding's charge to confirm that form and go one better today despite an apparently unfavourable draw.
Role Player 14-1 (9-12) Raced wide in touch, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul beating Vincentti (9-10) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Desert Command 5-2fav (9-10) In touch, ridden and headway to chase winner over 1f out, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 9, 1l behind Iseemist (8-11) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Amadeus Wolfe Tone (IRE) 6-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway approaching final furlong, no extra towards finish, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Dr Red Eye (9-8) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Tagula Night (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Chased leaders on outside, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 4th of 7, 4l behind Polybius (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Breccbennach 9-2 (9-8) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 7, 6l behind Sandfrankskipsgo (9-12) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
O'Gorman 7-2 (9-2) Held up in last trio, good headway centre over 1f out, every chance well inside final furlong, not quicken close home, 3rd of 12, 3/4l behind Amadeus Wolfe Tone (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Dominate 4-1 (9-3) Off the pace in 5th on inside, hung left over 2f out, outpaced 2f out, no danger after, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Swiss Cross (9-9) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Jul.
Shamahan 6-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon weakened, 5th of 9, 5l behind Zhiggy's Stardust (9-3) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Vallarta (IRE) 8-1fav (9-4) Mid-division, weakened from halfway, last of 15, 21l behind Arctic Feeling (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Sacha Park (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 9l behind Polybius (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Bainne (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, under pressure 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 10, 6l behind Ladweb (9-6) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in May.
Triple Chocolate 7-1 (8-2) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 7l behind Clear Spring (9-5) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.