It was soft ground when AUTHORITARIAN won at Bath on her latest start. A 6lb penalty is negated by an apprentice's allowance and Richard Hannon's filly can go in again. Frozen Over also arrives in fine form and handles the going but Uncle Dermot is now 9lb higher than his win at Salisbury at the start of the month. Heezararity went close over C&D when just failing to catch Valley Queen a week ago and has decent claims but this is tougher than the race Saint Irene won at Brighton recently when Salient finished a well beaten fifth.
Uncle Dermot (IRE) 3-1 (9-4) Slowly away in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Saint Irene (8-10) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Push Me (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Off the pace in 5th, went 4th halfway, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 5l behind Golden Tempest (9-8) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Frozen Over 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led 1f out, edged left well inside final furlong, held on, won at Chester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep beating Rossetti (9-7) by nk, 11 ran.
Authoritarian 3-1fav (9-3) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft beating Inffiraaj (7-13) by 2 3/4l, 13 ran.
Berengar (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Close up, ridden 4f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Tis Rock 'n' Roll (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
King Of Wing (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Took keen hold, chased leader until 8f out, stayed chasing leaders until ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 14, well behind Duke Of Clarence (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Bloodsweatandtears 40-1 (8-11) In touch, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Moderator (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Heezararity 10-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along and went 2nd over 3f out, led 2f out, soon driven, narrowly headed and edged left inside final furlong, rallied near finish, just failed, 2nd of 8, shd behind Valley Queen (8-11) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Hereford Boy 10-1 (9-4) In rear, headway 4f out, ridden to chase leaders over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 11l behind Saint Irene (8-10) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Katmai River (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) In rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 15l behind Light Burst (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Saint Irene 11-4fav (8-10) In, touch, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance from 2f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating Byrd In Hand (8-7) by 3 1/2l, 12 ran.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 17-2 (8-7) Pressed leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Saint Irene (8-10) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Querido (GER) 10-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride pushed along early, held up, ridden 3f out, headway under pressure approaching final furlong, stayed on to go 2nd, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Bassett Road (9-6) at Salisbury 7f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Salient 16-1 (9-1) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 6l behind Saint Irene (8-10) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.