Elsaabiqaat finished ahead of London Rock at Salisbury two runs ago but never looked like catching Across The Sea when favourite at Ffos Las last time, though is 7lb better off. Tinto got off the mark at Brighton earlier this month but is poorly drawn and finished behind LI KUI here earlier and is worse off at the weights. Paul Cole’s juvenile will need luck in-running from stall six but has solid form for this level so is preferred to handicap debutant Superseded, who runs over the minimum for the first time. Swiss Pride is eased in grade after a fair fourth at Goodwood so may be the pick of the remainder.
Across The Sea 9-2 (9-7) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on strongly, won at Ffos Las 5f (5) gs in Aug beating Elsaabiqaat (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 7 ran.
Swiss Pride (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Held up in mid-division, not clear run 2f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, went 4th final strides, not pace to threaten, 4th of 14, 3l behind Don Armado (8-12) at Goodwood 6f (2) gf in Aug.
Shining 12-1 (8-12) Soon led, ridden clear over 1f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind No Way Jose (8-12) at Lingfield 6f fll stks (5) pol in Jul.
Li Kui 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders on outside, ridden to lead over 1f out, soon hung right, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 7, 1 3/4l behind Dark Shadow (9-6) at Sandown 5f (5) gd in Aug.
Superseded (IRE) 2-1 (9-5) Went right start, keen, tracked leader, led over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, no extra closing stages, 2nd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Sir Victor (9-5) at Chepstow 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Slowmo (IRE) 13-8fav (9-5) Early to post, raced keenly, tracked leaders, not clear run inside final 2f, soon hung left and outpaced, ridden and no impression final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 3/4l behind Mark's Choice (9-7) at Nottingham 6f (5) gs in Aug.
Tinto 11-8fav (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, pushed out, won at Brighton 5f (5) gf in Aug beating All Back To Mine (8-12) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Spirit Of May 12-1 (9-2) In rear, pushed along over 1f out, ridden and ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 5l behind Swiss Air (8-11) at Lingfield 5f stks (5) gf in Aug.
Time For Bed (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Prominent, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 10th of 17, 3 1/2l behind Feel Glorious (9-0) at Goodwood 6f mdn fll stks (2) gd in Aug.
Sussex Solo 80-1 (9-0) Reared slightly leaving stalls, tracked leaders, lost place over 2f out, 10th of 11, 15 3/4l behind Watan (9-0) at Goodwood 6f mdn stks (2) gd in Jul.
Elsaabiqaat 15-8fav (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway when not clear run halfway, soon switched right to challenge, outpaced over 1f out, stayed on into 2nd closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Across The Sea (9-7) at Ffos Las 5f (5) gs in Aug.
Fancy Flyer 20-1 (9-2) Close up, pushed along halfway, ridden and kept on same pace, 4th of 7, 5 1/2l behind Swiss Air (8-11) at Lingfield 5f stks (5) gf in Aug.
London Rock (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Led, headed and ridden final furlong, no extra towards finish, 4th of 7, 2l behind Walkman (9-5) at Salisbury 6f mdn stks (4) gf in Jul.
Tizwotitiz 14-1 (9-10) Held up in rear, effort halfway, never on terms, 5th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Across The Sea (9-7) at Ffos Las 5f (5) gs in Aug.