Course and distance winner BUSSA has been thereabouts in handicaps of late and may come out best dropping down into this grade. The veteran Beckermet has a chance at the weights and Annes Rocket is not easily dismissed on last month's second at Salisbury. Kimbali was well beaten in plating company earlier in the year and Bunce arrives out of sorts. Greensward also remains on a downward slope and is not particularly well treated on today's terms.
Greensward 10-1 (9-8) Behind, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Hierarch (8-9) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Khajaaly (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 5l behind Take A Note (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Berrymead 100-1 (8-5) Disputed lead until ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 4, 27l behind Whisky Bravo (8-12) at Southwell 6f sell stks (6) fbs in Apr.
Annes Rocket (IRE) 7-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, outpaced in last pair, headway on inside over 1f out, went 3rd close home, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 7l behind Crimson Queen (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm.
Bunce (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 16l behind Jupiter Fidius (8-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Bussa 10-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind First Class (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Kimbali (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) Missed break, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd 5f out until 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 11l behind Caldercruix (9-2) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Aug.
We Have A Dream 12-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 9l behind Gabrial's Gift (9-1) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-75 (5) pol.
Portrush Storm 33-1 (8-2) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, hung right and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind The Dark Wizard (9-5) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Beckermet (IRE) 5-1fav (9-2) Close up, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 7l behind Illustrious Prince (9-4) at Redcar 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Vogarth 150-1 (8-1) Outpaced in rear, never a factor, 6th of 8, 13l behind Silverware (9-10) at Beverley 7f Claiming Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gf in Aug.