Gross Prophet can follow up on his recent success and score again at the expense of Roaring Forte and Summerstrand. The selection was in winning form at Windsor for which he has been raised seven pounds for. He has won off a higher mark on the all weather in the past and had slipped down to what looked like a fair mark. He duly obliged last time and looks more than capable of winning again before the handicapper gets a hold of him. Roaring Forte is less exposed with only four runs under his belt. He carries top weight which will make life tough but he does look like an improver so has to be respected. The same can be said for Summerstrand who landed a maiden at Newmarket on his debut but disappointed on his second outing at Windsor so is one to treat with some caution. So for the winner we return to Gross Prophet.
Roaring Forte (IRE) 2-1fav (9-4) Keen, held up in touch, ridden and every chance when hung left from over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 7, 3l behind Grande Annee (8-11) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Benhavis 3-1 (9-0) Soon led, headed 4f out, soon tailed off, last of 4, well behind Captain Webb (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Apr.
Wikaala (USA) 11-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, led 6f out, ridden, headed over 2f out, soon one pace, 6th of 13, 7l behind Southpaw Lad (8-7) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp (3) gf.
Summerstrand (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, keeping on towards finish, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Born Tobouggie (9-7) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Missioner (USA) 7-1 (8-9) Mid-division, driven along over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 6l behind Russki (9-9) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Mr Hichens Evensfav (9-3) Made all, ridden over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, eased close home, won at Nottingham 1m mdn aut stk (6) gf in Jul beating Rahere (9-3) by 5l, 7 ran.
Paint The Town Red 4-1jt-fav (9-1) Held up, pushed along halfway, ridden and some headway 2f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 10, 7l behind Angel Rock (9-4) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Gross Prophet 4-1 (9-13) Led for 2f, tracked leader, led 2f out, soon in command, kept on strongly final furlong, won at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs beating Rescue Me (10-0) by 5l, 8 ran.
Regal Best (IRE) 15-2 (8-10) Dwelt, chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon ridden and one pace, 5th of 8, 3l behind Always A Rock (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 3yo hcp (2) gf in Jul.
Crusoe's Return 3-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway to chase leaders 3f out, soon hard ridden, faded final furlong, 5th of 16, 9l behind Island Vista (8-12) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs.
Monashee Rock (IRE) 10-1 (9-8) Steadied start, switched right to inside rail, held up in rear, headway over 2f out on stand side, never near to challenge over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 8l behind Isphahan (9-10) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd.