RAFEEJ was well supported when making a smooth winning debut at Bath and may well have got in lightly here sent straight into nursery company. He remains open to progress on the evidence of that success and is worth chancing against some useful rivals. Planet I T has done nothing but improve this term and ran a cracker when a close-up third behind Ballesteros in a decent Haydock contest last time. Another strong performance is anticipated while Bubbly Ballerina should deliver her usual game account and Main Focus looked an improver until disappointing at Newbury last time. He's almost certainly better than that and can't be discounted just yet. Ashpan Sam showed much improved form last time and also merits respect.
Planet I T (IRE) 25-1 (9-1) Hampered and squeezed out start, held up, headway over 1f out, led and soon hung right inside final furlong, headed towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1/2l behind Ballesteros (9-8) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (3) hvy in Oct.
Signifer (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Always in rear, 8th of 9, 4l behind Ballesteros (9-8) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (3) hvy in Oct.
Bubbly Ballerina 7-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, switched right well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not able to reach leaders, 4th of 10, 2l behind Free Zone (8-8) at Chester 5f 2yo hcp (2) gs in Sep.
Main Focus (USA) 6-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, towards rear, effort over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 16l behind Poetic Dancer (9-7) at Newbury 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
Rafeej 11-4 (9-3) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, led inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Bath 5f 2yo mdn (5) gd in Oct beating Sheer Vanity (8-12) by 3/4l, 8 ran.
Ashpan Sam 13-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden to lead 1f out, soon pressed, kept on well towards finish, won at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep beating Just Like Heaven (8-9) by 2 3/4l, 9 ran.
Middleton Flyer (IRE) 22-1 (8-7) Pressed leader, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Ballesteros (9-8) at Haydock 5f 2yo hcp (3) hvy in Oct.