SPACE ARTIST usually wins when allowed his own way up front, as he was at Chester last time. He's already a winner over track and trip and is preferred to Reqaaba as the latter was engaged to run here yesterday. Secret Missile ran no sort of race over 6f last month but had scored over track and trip before that while another course and distance winner, Edged Out, looks to be in the handicapper's grip. Both of Tartary's wins came over 6f and Daylight doesn't look particularly well handicapped on his recent form.
Reqaaba 16-1 (9-2) Raced keenly tracking leader, led over 1f out, ran on well, ridden out, won at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug beating Port Alfred (9-7) by 2l, 5 ran.
The Art Of Racing (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Pal Of The Cat (8-2) at Goodwood 5f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Space Artist (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Made all, ridden over 1f out, strongly pressed throughout final furlong, held on gamely, all out, won at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug beating Trinityelitedotcom (8-13) by 1/2l, 8 ran.
Ask The Guru 28-1 (8-11) Led on rail, headed halfway, chased leader until well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 12l behind Burning Thread (9-3) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Aug.
Secret Missile 7-1 (9-6) Pushed along towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never a factor, 8th of 10, 19l behind Jontleman (8-12) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Tartary (IRE) 5-1 (8-13) Went left start, chased leaders, driven 2f out, soon weakened, virtually pulled up final furlong, tailed off, last of 9, 36l behind Red Refraction (9-1) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Trinityelitedotcom (IRE) 10-1 (8-13) Chased winner, ridden over 1f out, pressed winner and every chance throughout final furlong, just held, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Space Artist (9-1) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Daylight 9-2 (9-2) Dwelt, soon tracking leaders on outside, ridden over 1f out, went 3rd 2f out, weakening when slightly hampered inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 3 1/2l behind Pixilated (9-1) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Edged Out 14-1 (9-0) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, one pace when edged left 1f out, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Finesse (9-2) at Ffos Las 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Dreamy Ciara 25-1 (8-7) Went left start, led, headed over 3f out, no impression inside final furlong, one pace, 4th of 7, 7l behind Judy In Disguise (8-5) at Salisbury 5f 2yo fll stks (3) sft in May '12.