The handicapper looks to have Hi Note firmly in her grip now while this looks too tough for veteran Colinca's Lad and York winner Montefeltro is still 4lb out of the handicap proper. Watered Silk and Lyric Street lack a recent run while Quixote has gone off the boil, though will handle the going and has faced some difficult tasks lately. Salisbury winner Viking Storm is less exposed than the penalized SIRVINO but conditions could be a real problem for the top weight so David Barron's Carlisle scorer gets the vote as he will go through the ground and has won off a similar mark in the past.
Viking Storm 14-1 (9-2) Held up in last pair, headway on wide outside 3f out, went 2nd over 2f out, led inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Salisbury 1m 6f cond Stakes (2) gf beating Asbaab (8-7) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Sirvino 20-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, smooth headway over 2f out, quickened between horses to lead well over 1f out, pushed clear final furlong, easily, won at Carlisle 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) sft beating Hepworth (9-4) by 3l, 9 ran.
Quixote 25-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened soon after, eased, tailed off, 13th of 14, well behind Chancery (9-7) at York 1m 4f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Lyric Street (IRE) 15-2 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 8, 6l behind Duke Of Clarence (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Jun.
Watered Silk 9-1 (9-10) Led, headed 10f out, led again over 4f out, ridden 3f out, pressed inside final furlong, headed and lost two places towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Shelford (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Hi Note 20-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 22l behind Spiritoftomintoul (8-13) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Colinca's Lad (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden and headed entering final 3f, weakened 2f out, 6th of 7, 34l behind Nave (9-0) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Montefeltro 7-1 (9-3) In rear, plenty to do 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, ran on strongly to lead towards finish, won going away, won at York 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd beating Next Edition (9-1) by 1 1/2l, 15 ran.