A small but select field goes to post for this conditions race and we will side with WEALD PARK to get the better of Rileyskeepingfaith and Alazeyab. Richard Hannon's colt probably needed the run at Newmarket earlier this month as he was returning from a break. He is therefore perhaps best judged on his close second behind Firth of Fifth in the Group 2 Superlative Stakes back in July. That is the best form on show here and he sets the standard for the rest. Rileyskeepingfaith won well at Salisbury last time but the form of his previous second behind Wingwalker has since taken a knock so he is hard to recommend with maximum confidence. Alazeyab won well at Newbury last month and he does have some big-race entries, but he looks the type who will do better over further in time and on that basis he is narrowly passed over today. Laahig and Aahaykid look to have a bit to find if they are to get competitive.
Aahaykid (IRE) 5-6fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, hung left over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 4, 3 1/2l behind Tale of Silver (9-0) at Ayr 1m nov stk (4) hvy in Sept.
Alazeyab (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, chased leader 2f out, ran on under pressure to lead final furlong, soon clear, driven out, won at Newbury 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sept beating King's Sabre (9-3) by 1l, 18 ran.
Laahig 6-4fav (9-2) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, chased leaders approaching final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Crackdown (8-12) at Leicester 7f nov stk (4) gd in Sept.
Rileyskeepingfaith 10-11fav (9-5) Held up, shaken up 2f out, quickened through on inside to lead over 1f out, clear final furlong, easily, won at Salisbury 7f nov stk (4) gd beating Instalment (9-5) by 7l, 3 ran.
Weald Park (USA) 8-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 10th of 24, 4 1/2l behind Donativum (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo aut (2) gf.