The likes of Prime Exhibit, Berlusca and Abbraccio are all likely to run their race again while Pelmanism is on a hat-trick and handled the step up in distance here last time with aplomb. Makin has a good record on the track and showed a bit more at Windsor last time and Madeira Girl is fairly consistent. But John Gosden rarely wastes a trip to Dunstall Park and SPIRIT RIDER, off the mark in a maiden here last month, is his only runner today. There is more to come from the Candy Ride gelding and he gets the vote.
Prime Exhibit 14-1 (9-9) Held up, headway over 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, held close home, 3rd of 6, nk behind Cruiser (9-11) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Pelmanism 7-1 (10-1) Mid-division, switched right and headway 2f out, soon chasing leaders, driven to lead inside final furlong, ran on strongly, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul beating Save The Bees (9-4) by 4 1/2l, 13 ran.
Berlusca (IRE) 9-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, led 3f out, headed 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 4th of 7, 1l behind Cono Zur (9-3) at Haydock 1m app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Spirit Rider (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, lost 2nd over 2f out, chased new leader over 1f out, ridden to lead carried head high and edged left briefly inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul beating Desert Revolution (9-3) by nk, 11 ran.
Abbraccio 8-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, headway under pressure 2f out, ridden and went 3rd over 1f out until hung left and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 11l behind Nolecce (8-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Makin (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, keeping on at same pace when not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, plugged on same pace, 3rd of 9, 2l behind Soaring Spirits (9-7) at Windsor 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Madeira Girl (IRE) 20-1 (9-3) Outpaced towards rear, headway over 2f out, hung left and stayed on to 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Yahilwa (9-5) at Southwell 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) fbs in Jul.
High Time Too (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 8, 33l behind Arlecchino (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.