Somemothersdohavem has improved for the step up to 2m and has a penalty to contend with as he drops back down a grade. Any Given Dream was a well beaten third on his handicap bow having won a maiden over 1m4f at this track before that while Melodrama landed a lowly handicap at Kempton on her latest start and will find this tougher. Guiletta arrives out of sorts but WELSH BARD was beaten only a length on his belated reappearance and looks sure to do better over today's longer trip. Sir Mark Prescott's charge gets the nod in this company.
Somemothersdohavem 14-1 (8-8) In rear, headway on outer from 4f out, led entering final 3f, edged right and clear over 1f out, just held on, won at Kempton 2m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol beating Arch Villain (9-4) by hd, 9 ran.
Any Given Dream (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Steadied start, held up in rear, not clear run on inside over 2f out, headway over 1f out, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Den Maschine (9-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Guiletta (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 18l behind Modernism (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Melodrama (IRE) 7-4fav (9-7) Dwelt, soon tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, just held on, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug beating Norfolk Sky (8-7) by shd, 11 ran.
Welsh Bard (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Ran in snatches, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, driven and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Bramshill Lass (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.