Miss Sophisticat looks more competitively treated these days but her sole start on polytrack is off putting so we won't chance her on this occasion and instead turn to SHAM SHEER, who was game in victory last time; Molly The Witch could be a danger off bottom weight. Having made every yard last time the pick just held on to secure a first career victory. Trainer Luca Cumani has decider to up him in trip for this run which on previous form is not an obviously positive move but if the penny has dropped with him he should be the one they are all aiming for. Molly The Witch proved he current well being with victory in a seller last time. Her mark looks fair on her return to this sphere so off bottom weight should be feared. Millharbour is now on a career low mark so is entitled for an improved run and Chantilly Pearl is another for the shortlist off a competitive rating. The theme of competitive handicaps continue and Sham Sheer is picked after much deliberation.
Omnium Duke (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 13, 18l behind The Scorching Wind (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Sham Sheer 15-2 (8-11) Made all, hung right throughout, ridden 2f out, joined inside final furlong, driven and held on gamely, won at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating Billberry (9-0) by hd, 7 ran.
Dom Polski 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, one pace final furlong, 5th of 14, 7l behind Moojeh (8-12) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Miss Sophisticat 7-1 (9-6) Led, headed approaching 5f out, ridden final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 13, 5l behind Turning Top (9-11) at Windsor 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Clare Glen (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Led, joined and strongly pressed from 2f out, headed inside final furlong and soon dropped to 4th, 4th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Oasis Fire (9-0) at Dundalk 1m mdn stks pol.
Land Hawk (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Soon in touch, ridden and lost place over 3f out, kept on same pace final 2f, no impression, 5th of 8, 10l behind Upton Seas (9-6) at Ripon 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Chantilly Pearl (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Dwelt, behind, headway over 1f out, stayed on well, never nearer, 5th of 7, 4l behind Off Chance (9-7) at Ripon 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Millharbour (IRE) 12-1 (9-3) Rearing in stalls, chased leader to well over 1f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 4th of 10, 10l behind Zemario (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 100-1 (7-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 15, 10l behind Highly Regal (8-6) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol.
Dream Huntress 11-2 (9-1) Tracked leader to 7f out, stayed prominent, chased leader on inside 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 8l behind Innactualfact (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Jan.
Duke of Normandy (IRE) 20-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, pushed along and headway on rails 3f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, last of 7, 13l behind Mykingdomforahorse (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Prince Andjo (USA) 33-1 (8-9) Dwelt, always in rear, 10th of 14, 17l behind More Than Many (8-9) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Molly The Witch (IRE) 15-2 (8-12) Keen in touch, chased leader over 2f out, ridden to lead narrowly entering final furlong, ridden out, won at Yarmouth 1m 3yo sll (6) gd in Aug beating Count On Guest (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.