Gabrial's King remains 10lb higher than when scoring on his seasonal debut and Royal Alcor has gone up the same amount since winning here earlier in the month. Royal Peculiar been raised 8lb for winning by a short-head over 1m4f here last time with Snow Hill well beaten and it could pay to stick with the less exposed DRAGON CITY. He had Kenny's Girl back in third when landing a maiden at Lingfield recently and this longer trip should suit.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, good headway on inside over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, weakened in closing stages, 7th of 13, 2l behind Eshtyaaq (8-11) at Bath 2m 1f hcp (4) gd.
Royal Peculiar 4-1 (9-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, held on gamely, all out, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol beating St Ignatius (9-4) by shd, 12 ran.
Italian Riviera 3-1fav (9-9) Mid-division, headway on outside over 4f out, chased leaders under pressure over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 15l behind Riptide (10-0) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Jonnie Skull (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden halfway, soon lost place, tailed off, last of 10, 20l behind Breccbennach (8-10) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Royal Alcor (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Soon led, driven clear over 3f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra closing stages, 3rd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Aloha (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Snow Hill 7-2fav (9-11) Slowly away and pushed along towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, went modest 4th 2f out, never near leading duo, 4th of 12, 10l behind Royal Peculiar (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 25-1 (10-1) Raced wide tracked leaders, ridden and weakened 2f out, 7th of 9, 29l behind Beacon Lady (11-3) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f am hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Dragon City 9-4 (9-5) In touch led after 3f, made rest, quickened pace 4f out, clear with one other 2f out, ridden and kept on well when hard pressed inside final furlong, held on, good ride, won at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol beating My Direction (9-5) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Kenny's Girl (IRE) 6-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 3f out, soon chased clear pair, kept on when hard pressed for 3rd from over 1f out, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Dragon City (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol.