Party Ruler's best efforts, including a win, have all come at Chester. Al Baz has recorded a couple of victories in between poor efforts in much better company than this while Threetimesalady has struggled off higher marks since landing a double at Chepstow. Handwoven is getting closer but the less-exposed ZAL ZILHOM is taken to continue his improvement. The latter won at Southwell last month which looks stronger form than Picks Pinta's maiden win at Brighton back in June. Crakehall Lad should also go well without being quite good enough.
Party Ruler (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed and kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 7, 1 1/4l behind Nezar (9-1) at Chester 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Al Baz 10-1 (9-4) Chased leading pair, hung right and weakened over 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 5, 28l behind Lyn Valley (9-2) at Goodwood 7f 2yo stks (2) gf.
Threetimesalady 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, eased when beaten inside final furlong, 5th of 6, 8l behind Claim The Roses (9-5) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Handwoven (IRE) 6-4fav (9-2) Pressed leader, led inside final 2f, driven over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Omanome (8-13) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Beltor 11-4 (9-5) Chased leaders, driven over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Light Weight (9-0) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Zal Zilhom (IRE) 10-11fav (9-5) Led, headed over 4f out, chased leader, ridden over 3f out, led approaching final furlong, stayed on, won at Southwell 6f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) fbs in Aug beating Black Vale (9-5) by 1 1/4l, 6 ran.
Crakehall Lad (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Towards rear, pushed along and headway over 1f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Kenny The Captain (9-5) at Newcastle 6f 2yo mdn (5) gs.
Picks Pinta 7-4fav (8-9) Steadied start, held up in last pair, headway 2f out, not clear run and switched left to inside over 1f out, went 2nd 1f out, ridden to lead and hung right final 100 yards, won at Brighton 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Jun beating Sakhee'ssquirrel (8-6) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Needless Shouting (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Mime Dance (9-2) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft.
Heroique (IRE) 17-2 (8-12) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Damaah (8-4) at Carlisle 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd.