Totalize was beaten four lengths when runner-up at Bath last time but is not easily dismissed while Minority Interest could also get involved having finished fifth at Sandown on his debut over a shorter trip. Inqadh found only Tiger Cliff too good at Kempton last month but the winner has been beaten since and Addazero posted a much better effort at Goodwood recently and could be thereabouts with further progress. French import HAIL TO THE CHIEF is a lightly-raced four-year-old who has gone very close on a couple of occasions this year and a chance is taken he's a cut above these on his debut for Ed Dunlop.
Hail To The Chief (FR) 9-1 (8-12) 98th of 18, 6l behind Technokrat (9-8) at Longchamp(FR) 1m 2f Handicap (4yo) sft in Jul.
Smart Ruler (IRE) 33-1 (9-9) Dwelt, took keen hold, held up towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, one pace final 2f, 4th of 12, 14l behind Dr Yes (9-3) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fm.
Irene Kennet 14-1 (10-9) Raced keenly, held up behind, headway 4f out, effort on inside 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to press winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Ma Toolan (10-9) at Stratford 2m NH flat (6) gf in Jul.
Strangelittlegirl 100-1 (8-12) Always behind, last of 12, 22l behind Indian Jack (9-3) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn stks (4) pol in Nov '10.
Addazero 50-1 (9-3) Led at steady pace, headed inside final 6f, chased leader until over 4f out, outpaced inside final 3f, stayed on again inside final furlong, finished well, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Uriah Heep (9-3) at Goodwood 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Equalizer Authorized colt out of Octaluna.
Inqadh (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, went 2nd 8f out, challenged over 2f out, ridden and every chance when flashed tail over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Tiger Cliff (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Minority Interest 9-1 (8-12) Prominent, went 2nd 7f out, joined leader 4f out, every chance 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Trade Commissioner (9-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in May.
Totalize 7-2 (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway on outside over 2f out, soon 3rd, went 2nd over 1f out, never any chance with very easy winner, 2nd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Dr Yes (9-3) at Bath 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fm.