Sahaal looks to be the one to beat here after a decent effort at Bath last time and the one we nominate to lower his colours is CHEAM FOREVER. The Roger Charlton-trained selection races from the same mark as when going close at Bath himself, over this trip, last month, and is suited by these fast conditions. Despite that run having scuppered his hat-trick bid there is no reason why he cannot return to the premier spot in the post-race enclosure. There are others with claims, but it is possible to pick holes in their make-up. Sahaal is raised 5lbs for winning his Bath race over a similar trip to this. That was in maiden company and after having been beaten from lower marks than this already in handicaps he is sure to find this tougher. Chadwell Spring is 3lbs higher than when taking a 1m 1f Lingfield handicap on similar going and from bottom weight has to enter calculations, while Pegasus Lad has become expensive to follow. Royal Superlative is lightly-raced and should be capable of better than she showed at Newbury. Fast ground and this drop back in trip should help her cause, but Fazbee is hard to fancy at present despite sliding in the weights. Cheam Forever is given the vote.
Sahaal (USA) 5-2 (9-3) In touch, steady headway on inside over 3f out, chased leader inside final 3f, challenged over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead final 75 yards, won at Bath 1m mdn stks (5) fm in Aug beating Bended Knee (8-12) by nk, 8 ran.
Fazbee (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, lost place 2f out, 8th of 12, 6l behind Seek N' Destroy (9-5) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Aug.
Cheam Forever (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Pulled hard, led, pressed when ran wide on bend 5f out, headed 2f out, soon slightly outpaced, rallied towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Don Pietro (8-12) at Bath 1m hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Aug.
Royal Superlative 6-1 (9-0) Pushed along over 3f out, always rear division, 12th of 15, 12l behind It's Dubai Dolly (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Pegasus Lad (USA) 10-3 (9-6) With leader, led 3f out, headed 2f out, soon ridden and one pace, 6th of 11, 10l behind Lakeman (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Chadwell Spring (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Pulled hard, raced wide, mainly tracked leader, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 9l behind Some Sunny Day (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.