Point North has been raised further in the weights for finishing second and is now 9lb higher than when scoring at Nottingham in May. Dream Ally won over track and trip a fortnight ago but will find this tougher off his new mark while the likes of Putin and Glastonberry regularly make the frame on this surface but don't win very often. Soft ground at Epsom was a legitimate excuse for MUKHABARAT's below-par effort last time and it's too soon to write him off. The Godolphin colt won his maiden at Doncaster last month and won't need to improve much on that to come out best.
Point North (IRE) 9-2 (9-9) Raced keenly, held up tracking leaders, headway between horses entering final furlong, led briefly inside final furlong, headed well inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 1/2l behind Fathsta (9-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Mukhabarat (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, last of 6, 12l behind Prince Regal (9-2) at Epsom Downs 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Sewn Up 50-1 (9-1) Towards rear, pushed along and headway 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Ocean Legend (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Cocktail Charlie 20-1 (9-3) Led centre pair, in touch when joined main group 2f out, soon ridden, kept on same pace, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 15, 6l behind Ashpan Sam (9-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Evens And Odds (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Soon switched right, held up, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 8, 14l behind Ashpan Sam (9-7) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Glastonberry 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1l behind Dominium (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Jarrow (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Just Isla (9-1) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Dream Ally (IRE) 9-4fav (9-3) Tracked leaders, headway on outside over 2f out, led inside final 2f, soon edged right, ridden and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Lord Buffhead (8-12) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Putin (IRE) 8-1 (9-9) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Malaysian Boleh (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
La Sylphe 8-1 (9-3) Led 2f, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 12l behind Clean Blow (9-7) at Nottingham 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.