Uphold will find life tougher on his first start for Gay Kelleway having won a claimer at Leicester on his latest start, but Milnagavie had landed a hat trick over today's distance before his recent fourth over a longer trip here and he should figure. Warlu Way was expected to improve further at Haydock last time after scoring over 1m2f but disappointed, while Goodwood winner Spice Fair takes a big step up in class. It appeared NIBANI didn't handle the track when a losing favourite at Chester last month, but he'll be better suited to this course and gets the vote to make amends.
Uphold 9-4 (9-11) Made all, ridden clear final furlong, eased close home, unchallenged, won at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (6) gf in May beating Lang Shining (9-8) by 4l, 7 ran.
Mildoura (FR) 33-1 (9-12) Mid-division, ridden over 5f out, weakened and eased 2f out, tailed off, last of 12, well behind Zahoo (8-10) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-130 (3) gs in Oct.
Milnagavie 7-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, challenged over 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Captain John Nixon (9-7) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Nibani (IRE) 11-10fav (9-0) Mid-division, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon one pace, never on terms, 6th of 11, 6l behind Granny Mcphee (8-11) at Chester 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in May.
Warlu Way 8-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, not clear run from over 2f out until well over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never able to trouble leaders, 5th of 15, 6l behind Plaisterer (9-7) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in May.
Baltimore Clipper (USA) 16-1 (9-2) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened and eased over 1f out, last of 8, well behind Porgy (9-1) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Potentiale (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Rock The Stars (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in May.
Spice Fair 11-4fav (9-7) Held up well in rear, headway over 3f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, effort when not clear run inside final furlong, no danger after, 2nd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Robby Bobby (8-10) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Onyx Of Arabia (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up in touch towards rear, ridden and headway over 4f out, outpaced by leaders over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Hit The Switch (8-5) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Tenessee 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leader until 7f out, soon pushed along in 3rd, went 2nd inside final 3f until inside final 2f, stayed on to hold one pace 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 8, 4 1/2l behind Akinoshirabe (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Nov.