Amanto ran over hurdles and fences for Paul Nicholls without managing a victory but has done well for Ali Stronge, winning twice on Polytrack at Lingfield. OCTOBER STORM had been operating at a slightly higher level before coming here for a Class 5 handicap over 1m6f and winning with something to spare from Ayr Of Elegance. He's up 5lb so the runner-up can get closer without reversing the form. Medburn Cutler is very consistent and takes a drop in class after his fourth at Ascot but Akavit only won a low-grade handicap at Chepstow and is 4lb higher. Under Attack would have to be considered if taking his chance but was engaged at Lingfield yesterday.
One Pursuit (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, not much room and switched left 2f out, kept on same pace and hung right over 1f out, 5th of 10, 12 3/4l behind Only Orsenfoolsies (8-10) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (3) gs in May.
Chartbreaker (FR) 12-1 (9-7) Ridden to lead 1f, tracked leader until ridden 7f out, driven and lost place 4f out, weakened 2f out, 5th of 6, 12 1/4l behind Tartan Bute (9-8) at Lingfield 2m hcp (4) pol in Mar.
Medburn Cutler 16-1 (9-3) Tracked clear leading pair, pushed along over 2f out, ridden 2f out, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5 3/4l behind Graceland (9-8) at Ascot 2m hcp (3) gf in May.
Amanto (GER) 7-2fav (10-0) Raced wide close up, ridden and headway to lead entering final furlong, pressed close home, driven out, won at Lingfield 2m hcp (5) pol in Apr beating Miss Tiger Lily (9-12) by hd, 10 ran.
October Storm 8-1 (9-6) Steadied start, held up last, good headway on outside over 1f out, strong run to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, won going away, won at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in May beating Ayr Of Elegance (9-8) by 3l, 14 ran.
Ayr Of Elegance 16-1 (9-8) Held up in last pair, headway on outside chasing leaders 2f out, stayed on into 2nd towards finish, never going pace of winner, 2nd of 14, 3l behind October Storm (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in May.
Cotton Club (IRE) 7-1 (8-5) In touch, headway entering final 2f, soon ridden, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 3/4l behind The Tartan Spartan (9-11) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp (3) fm in Apr.
Akavit (IRE) 3-1 (9-9) Made all, driven clear over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Chepstow 2m hcp (6) gf in May beating Riptide (9-10) by 3l, 7 ran.
Under Attack (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Steadied start, held up towards rear, headway on outside and plugged on final furlong, no threat, 6th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Signe (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (3) gf in Apr.
Foresee (GER) 50-1 (9-3) In touch, weakened 2f out, 15th of 19, 16 1/2l behind Archippos (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Apr.
Mazalto (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, 2nd 6f out, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and lost 2nd inside final 2f, ridden and no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 7 1/2l behind October Storm (9-6) at Goodwood 1m 6f hcp (5) gf in May.