Almaty Express has gone off the boil since winning at Catterick in July and Compton Albion produced a poor effort last time having gone close over track and trip before that. Another chance goes to EXKALIBER, who was having his first outing since February when runner-up at Southwell last month and should be a lot sharper today. Christopher Chua has been placed over 6f here off a higher mark and could prove best of the remainder.
Almaty Express 16-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, ridden along in rear over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 13, 10l behind Father Fred (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Chorister Choir (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Led, joined halfway, ridden over 1f out, headed entering final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 13l behind Be Lucky (9-0) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Compton Albion (IRE) 3-1 (8-9) Dwelt, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, sayed on well inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 9l behind Marmalady (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Exkaliber 9-2fav (8-9) Raced on outer, close up, headway 2f out, ridden and edged right when pressing winner approaching final furlong, no impression near finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Beach Rhythm (8-9) at Southwell 5f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Borough Boy (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 12l behind Marmalady (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Christopher Chua (IRE) 15-2 (8-2) Mid-division on inside, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, no impression final furlong, 6th of 12, 5l behind Methaaly (8-8) at Windsor 6f app hcp (6) gf in May.
Princess Bounty 100-1 (8-9) Keen close up, ridden halfway, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 11l behind Honeymoon Express (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo mdn aut (6) gf in Aug.
Flow Chart (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 8th of 13, 12l behind Father Fred (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Imperial Spirit 5-1 (8-8) Slight lead, ridden inside final 2f, headed 1f out, no extra and lost 2 places close home, 4th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Trending (9-7) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
Marmot Bay (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 11th of 12, 16l behind Loraine (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Kwanto 12-1 (8-6) Led after 1f, ridden over 1f out, headed 1f out, rider dropped whip inside final furlong, hung left and dropped to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 2 3/4l behind Big Storm Coming (8-11) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
College Doll 50-1 (8-2) Close up, ridden 2f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 6l behind Tom Sawyer (9-5) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Lady Rain 50-1 (8-8) Last pair, pushed along halfway, ridden and beaten 2f out, last of 6, 13l behind Threave (8-8) at Salisbury 5f mdn stks (4) gf.