Mauritino has been in fine form on the Flat and over hurdles and there seems no reason why he won't run his race again here, despite a short break. ONE HIT WONDER is also at the top of his game, however, and is fancied to complete his hat-trick. Jonny Portman's gelding has gone up a further 3lb since winning over C&D last month but is the type to just do enough and may still be a step ahead of the handicapper. Choral Festival is a frequent visitor here and rarely runs a bad race. But she's been campaigned mainly over 1m4f lately and may just struggle for pace back over this shorter trip.
Mauritino (GER) 3-1fav (9-2) Mid-division, effort on outside 2f out, strong run inside final furlong, stayed on to 2nd last strides, not reached winner, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Qaraaba (9-1) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Understory (USA) 8-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, no impresion final furlong, 7th of 8, 17l behind Destiny Of A Diva (9-5) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Edgeworth (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway 4f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 4th of 10, 6l behind Amana (9-0) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Lang Shining (IRE) 13-2 (9-2) Dwelt held up, ridden and weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 13l behind Rock The Stars (9-10) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) sft in Jul.
One Hit Wonder 11-2fav (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, soon led, driven out, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Kishanda (8-5) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Sweet Secret 25-1 (9-13) Prominent, led over 7f out, ridden and headed well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 9l behind Broughtons Paradis (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 2f fll hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Black Coffee 14-1 (9-5) Dwelt mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 10, 8l behind Judicious (9-9) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Choral Festival 11-4fav (10-6) Mid-division, stayed on to 2nd 2f out, no impression on unchallenged winner, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind On Khee (10-5) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
My Vindication (USA) 20-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, wide and struggling halfway, last of 10, 14l behind Electra Star (9-1) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Wordiness 33-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in touch in mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 13, 7l behind Anatolian (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.