Zafraaj hasn't been done any favours by the handicapper here giving weight to Leicester runner-up Narborough and DREAM SIKA. Mick Channon's charge is pretty much exposed now so preference is for the latter, who might be capable of further improvement despite being beaten six lengths when second at Sandown. Richard Hughes takes over the reins now. The others are a very modest bunch and will do well to get involved.
Zafraaj 25-1 (9-5) Close up, effort entering final furlong, kept on one pace, 3rd of 4, 4l behind Bounty Hunter (9-5) at Ffos Las 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Dream Sika (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Steadied start, held up tracking leading trio on rail, ridden over 1f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 4, 6l behind Shamshon (9-5) at Sandown 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Narborough 20-1 (8-13) In touch, switched right over 2f out, headway to lead over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Dovil's Duel (9-2) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Monsieur Blanc (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, every chance over 1f out, soon hung right and weakened, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Douneedahand (8-4) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm.
Kopkap 8-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, lost place well over 1f out, 9th of 13, 8l behind Lilo Lil (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Notnow Penny 100-1 (7-11) Prominent, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 7l behind Douneedahand (8-4) at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm.
Zac's Princess 66-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, effort over 1f out, soon hung left under pressure, never able to challenge, 6th of 13, 6l behind Lilo Lil (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.