Viva Vettori is on a long losing run but back on a winning mark and is likely to be in the firing-line here. Mr Hichens was third off this mark at Ascot last month and is another with decent claims, while Starwatch is chasing a hat-trick after a couple of wins on turf at Lingfield though is taking better opposition today. Rustic Deacon may be in the handicapper's grip now, however, and a similar remark applies to Ree's Rascal. ORIENTALIST's form figures this season don't inspire confidence but his stable is in much better form now and he can reverse C&D running with Jim Boyle's charge on this quicker ground. The latter gets the nod.
Mahadee (IRE) 25-1 (9-9) Took keen hold, chased leaders, driven to challenge and hung left from over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken final 100 yards, 5th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Uncle Fred (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Viva Vettori 11-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 5th of 19, 4l behind Red Gulch (9-8) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Jul.
Mr Hichens 14-1 (10-0) In rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind First Post (9-6) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Hurricane Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Dwelt, soon chased leader, ridden 2f out, ridden and bumped inside final 2f, weakened inside final furlong, last of 8, 4l behind Uncle Fred (9-1) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Rustic Deacon 10-3fav (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase leader over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 30l behind Dazeen (9-5) at Ripon 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jul.
Ocean Legend (IRE) 50-1 (9-12) Raced keenly, led 1f, remained prominent, faded over 2f out, 17th of 20, 21l behind Captain Ramius (10-2) at Ascot 7f ladys hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jul.
Ree's Rascal (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, soon mid-division in 5th, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, no extra, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Rondeau (9-11) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.
Starwatch 7-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, raced keenly, outpaced 2f out, headway entering final furlong, ran on to lead closing stages, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Hawk Moth (8-12) by ns, 7 ran.
Orientalist 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort over 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression final furlong, 5th of 7, 12l behind Aiken (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.