The winners' enclosure beckons for URBAN SPACE now back over ten furlongs, with the progressive Seattle Speight considered the main danger. John Flint's gelding runs the track well and he was a tad unfortunate to bump into On Khee here last time out. Whilst his handicap mark of 73 is towards the upper limit of his ability his good young jockey can eek out another victory. Seattle Speight chases a hat-trick after two Yarmouth wins and he seems to be gelling with his talented young rider; a 7lb rise in the weights asks more questions however. Abhar has won at the track before, Sandy Shaw was rewarded for a series of strong runs with victory at Bath last month, whilst it was a similar story for Choral Festival who scraped home here last time out. Laish Ya Hajar and Peace Corps both have plenty of weight to carry and therefore both are taken out of the equation.
Laish Ya Hajar (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Led at decent pace, ridden over 1f out, no extra and headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 4l behind Straight Laced (8-5) at Newbury 1m 3f app hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Peace Corps 11-4 (9-2) Tracked leader, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, soon eased, last of 3, 45l behind Run For Ede's (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Urban Space 11-4 (9-12) In rear, headway on outer over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, soon hung left, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4l behind On Khee (8-13) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Peaceful Means (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led over 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, not able to challenge front pair, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Miss Miracle (8-8) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fm in Jun.
Choral Festival 8-1 (9-2) Held up, good headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, ridden to lead well inside final furlong, just held on, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating If I Were A Boy (9-9) by shd, 8 ran.
Folio (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Held up rear of main group, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 7l behind Sunley Spinalonga (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Sandy Shaw 2-1fav (9-3) Made all, soon 4 lengths clear, steadied pace on bend over 4f out, ridden 2f out, ran on, won at Bath 1m 2f fll hcp (5) fm in Jul beating Now What (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Abhar (USA) 20-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4l behind Sooraah (8-13) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Seattle Speight (USA) 11-4 (8-9) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and under pressure over 1f out, held on well towards finish, won at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul beating Azaday (9-0) by 3/4l, 8 ran.