Honourable Knight bids for a hat-trick after winning over track and trip last time but only just beat the re-opposing Shot In The Dark and the latter has yet to win in 23 starts. Storm Rider went close at Newmarket last time but is unreliable and first-time blinkers are applied here. SCOPPIO DEL CARRO has been doing his best work at the finish when placed over 1m2f on his last couple of starts and a chance is taken on Andrew Balding's charge with this longer trip likely to suit. Rowlestone Lass may well be thereabouts once again but usually finds a way to get beat.
Honourable Knight (IRE) 13-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, challenged on far rail over 2f out, led narrowly 2f out, driven and kept slight advantage, stayed on well and in command towards finish, won at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul beating Shot In The Dark (7-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Do Wah Diddy Diddy 9-1 (9-5) Towards rear, outpaced 3f out, kept on strongly inside final furlong, nearest at finish, 5th of 11, 6l behind Petticoat Lane (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Scoppio Del Carro 5-2 (9-0) Went left start, held up last but in touch, headway into 3rd over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd entering final furlong, kept on close home but always held, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Golden Jubilee (9-6) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Storm Rider (IRE) 7-2fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along and slightly outpaced over 3f out, rallied over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Charlie Wells (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Rowlestone Lass 9-2 (8-10) Held up in 6th, smooth headway on bit on outside over 2f out, 2nd inside final 2f, led and edged left over 1f out, edged right well inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Grayswood (9-7) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Remix (IRE) 6-1 (10-7) Held up in rear, never on terms, 8th of 9, 13l behind Midnight Warrior (9-9) at Carlisle 1m 1f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
In Seine 66-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, last pair, pushed along and outpaced 3f out, no chance after but plugged on for pressure inside final furlong, last of 5, 8l behind Bishop Of Ruscombe (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f 3yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Mar.
Shot In The Dark (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Took keen hold, tracked leader, challenged over 2f out, driven and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Honourable Knight (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Jul.