Firmament has been in terrific form all summer and beat a big field at York last month, though is now on a career-high mark. Von Blucher has been raised 3lb since his fast-finishing second at Newbury and Charles Molson wasn't far behind that day – John Gosden's three-year-old may also be better over a mile. Trainer of the latter, Patrick Chamings also has a live candidate in veteran SCOTTISH GLEN, who goes well here. The 10-year-old was behind Dutch Law and Ghalib at Newmarket four weeks ago but didn't get much of a run and could reverse the form. Squats has every chance on the form book but still hasn't won beyond 6f and Hawkeyethenoo's victory here in July came in a ladies' race. The handicapper may have caught up with Ice Slice and Yattwee has plenty to prove off this sort of mark. Dawaa looks a better bet than stablemate Muhadathat over this trip but may get swamped in the closing stages again.
Heaven's Guest (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, some headway towards inside over 1f out, one pace and no impression inside final furlong, 12th of 17, 6 1/4l behind Certificate (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp stks (2) gf in Aug.
Firmament 8-1 (8-13) Close up, switched right and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, pushed out, won at York 1m hcp stks (2) gf in Aug beating Mustashry (8-11) by 1/2l, 20 ran.
Yattwee (USA) 4-1 (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden and effort over 1f out, hung right and lost place inside final furlong, one pace, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Birchwood (8-8) at Chester 7f lst (1) sft in Jul.
Squats (IRE) 5-2 (9-7) Raced centre, tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 5 1/2l behind Oh This Is Us (8-9) at Newmarket 7f hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Suzi's Connoisseur 25-1 (9-0) Held up and behind, switched left to outside 3f out, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just held, 2nd of 17, hd behind Certificate (9-5) at Goodwood 7f hcp stks (2) gf in Aug.
Scottish Glen 11-2 (9-8) Held up, ridden 2f out, headway entering final furlong, kept on, not trouble leaders, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Dutch Law (9-0) at Newmarket 7f hcp stks (2) gf in Aug.
Ghalib (IRE) 6-1 (9-9) Always prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Dutch Law (9-0) at Newmarket 7f hcp stks (2) gf in Aug.
Charles Molson 20-1 (9-9) Raced in centre, held up, headway 2f out, chased leaders edging left inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just failed, 3rd of 16, shd behind Cornwallville (9-12) at Newbury 7f hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Ice Slice (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Pressed winner, effort 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, held when lost 3rd post, 4th of 11, 1 3/4l behind Breakable (8-13) at Chester 1m hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Dutch Law 9-4fav (9-12) Held up in 5th, headway tracking leaders 5f out, went 2nd 3f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Predilection (9-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Twin Sails 14-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 17, 11 3/4l behind Arcanada (9-6) at York 1m hcp stks (2) gd in Aug.
Von Blucher (IRE) 4-1fav (9-5) Raced towards near side, slowly away, held up well off the pace in last pair, headway edging left from 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, strong challenge close home, just failed, 2nd of 16, shd behind Cornwallville (9-12) at Newbury 7f hcp (3) gf in Aug.
Muhadathat 14-1 (9-3) Slow into stride, headway and in touch after 1f, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Summer Chorus (8-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Dawaa 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 3 3/4l behind Opal Tiara (9-8) at York 7f hcp fll stks (2) gf in Aug.
Bobby Wheeler (IRE) 5-1cfav (9-0) Raced keenly, led until ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 17, 12 1/4l behind Arcanada (9-6) at York 1m hcp stks (2) gd in Aug.
Lincoln (IRE) 11-2fav (9-1) Held up in rear, some headway over 1f out, never involved, 8th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Certificate (9-10) at Doncaster 7f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Jack's Revenge (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Steadied start, always last, last of 16, 28 1/4l behind Shady Mccoy (9-6) at Goodwood 7f hcp stks (3) gf in Jul.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up towards rear, headway tracking leaders going well over 2f out, switched left approaching final furlong, went 2nd inside final furlong, ran on to lead final 100 yards and quickened clear, won at Ascot 7f hcp (3) gf in Jul beating Normandy Barriere (10-4) by 1 3/4l, 18 ran.