Three-year-olds have enjoyed plenty of success in this but Soryah ran way below her best when she encountered soft ground at Ffos Las. Zain Eagle made a winning return in a Ripon maiden race and steps up in trip along with AMRALAH. The latter will have come on for his reappearance at Salisbury and is expected to improve for this greater test of stamina. He's preferred to the more exposed types like Morocco, who failed to cope with a 9lb rise at York last time having landed a double before that. Las Verglas Star has slipped down the weights, however, and may figure while The Cayterers is another with claims on the back of a second at Warwick last month.
Las Verglas Star (IRE) 2-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden and stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with front pair, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Ginger Jack (9-3) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Morocco 6-1 (9-11) Held up, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 19, 5l behind Cosmic Halo (9-4) at York 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Muharrer 3-1fav (9-2) Raced wide close up, headway to lead over 8f out, headed over 6f out, led again over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Kiama Bay (9-1) at Pontefract 1m 4f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
The Cayterers 20-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, no extra close home, 2nd of 9, nk behind Super Say (10-0) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Curly Come Home 9-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, headway on inner over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, last of 5, 6l behind Soryah (9-5) at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Lady Chaparral 2-1fav (10-7) Mid-division, pushed along halfway, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 9l behind Hot Rod Mamma (9-11) at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gs in Aug.
Stellar Express (IRE) 17-2 (9-13) Led, ridden 2f out, headed well inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 3/4l behind Elhaame (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Soryah (IRE) 11-4 (9-5) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and challenged over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Brighton 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gf beating Qawaafy (9-2) by 1l, 5 ran.
Amralah (IRE) 4-1 (9-6) In touch, headway to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Russian Realm (8-13) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Zain Eagle 7-2 (9-5) Made all, quickened final furlong, impressive, won at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Endless Light (9-0) by 9l, 8 ran.