After failing by only a head on his debut at Newmarket last month, ASAID proved a shade disappointing when third at Bath on his latest start. He's given another chance here as he did have one of today's chief rivals in Tonnerre well behind last time. With the latter hard to fancy a bigger threat could be posed by the selection's stablemate and newcomer Wolf Heart, who cost 135,000gns and has a middle-distance pedigree, while breeding suggests Midnight Waltz could prove a different proposition over this longer trip. She finished a well beaten second over 1m1f here last month, but should be noted for any support in the betting.
Cogito Ergo Sum (ITY) 33-1 (10-11) In touch, ridden 6f out, soon weakened, last of 13, well behind Salubrious (11-0) at Stratford 2m NH flat (5) gf.
Harrys Yer Man 100-1 (11-0) Not fluent 1st, behind, struuggling from 4th, no chance when hampered and unseated rider 3 out, in a race won by Dineur (11-0) at Bangor 2m 1f NH mdn hdl (4) gd in May, 11 ran.
Hopeand 40-1 (11-0) Pulled hard and prominent, led approaching 3 out, hard ridden next, weakened after next, 6th of 11, 26l behind Fine Lace (10-13) at Worcester 2m mdn hdl (5) gd in Aug.
Asaid 4-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced 3f out, plugged on to 3rd inside final 2f, never going pace to threaten leading duo, 3rd of 13, 8l behind Tmaam (9-4) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Broken Eagle (USA) 14-1 (9-3) Soon pushed up to press leaders and very wide on 1st turn, pressed leader 8f out, ridden 4f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off and virtually pulled up final 2f, last of 12, well behind Satwa Dream (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Greeley House 100-1 (9-0) Started slowly, ridden along 5f out, always behind, last of 14, 34l behind Sure Route (8-9) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
On Alert 150-1 (9-4) Dwelt, always in rear, tailed off, 12th of 13, well behind Tmaam (9-4) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Tonnerre (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, plugged on final 2f, never going pace to get competitive, 5th of 13, 14l behind Tmaam (9-4) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gs.
Wolf Heart (IRE) Dalakhani colt out of Lisieux Orchid.
Agadir Summer 6-1 (8-11) Slowly into stride, in last pair, headway over 1f out, plugged on inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 13l behind Word Power (8-11) at Windsor 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Chapatti (IRE) 100-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 13, 21l behind Almagest (9-3) at Windsor 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Midnight Waltz 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 8l behind Kyllachy Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.