DUKE OF FIRENZE looked in need of the outing on his seasonal debut at Doncaster. His stable has hit top form since then and, dropping down in class today, Sir Michael Stoute's charge gets the vote. Kyleakin Lass is another taking on lesser rivals with a comeback run in a Listed event under her belt and she can figure but Naabegha hasn't raced since winning at Salisbury in June. Cadeaux Pearl has yet to take advantage of her slide down the weights and Captain Carey finished tailed off at Nottingham on his first start since 2011 so Steps may be best of the rest.
Naabegha 2-1fav (10-2) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, ran on well, eased close home, won at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun beating Ray Of Joy (9-10) by 3l, 8 ran.
Captain Carey 14-1 (9-1) Outpaced throughout, always in rear, tailed off, last of 7, 34l behind Spirit Quartz (9-1) at Nottingham 5f cond Stakes (3) gd in Apr.
Kyleakin Lass 20-1 (9-0) Outpaced towards rear, headway inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 7th of 11, 4l behind Place In My Heart (9-0) at Bath 5f fll lst stks (1) gs in Apr.
Duke Of Firenze 13-2 (8-7) Towards rear, headway 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 10th of 20, 8l behind Move In Time (8-10) at Doncaster 6f hcp (2) gd in Apr.
Steps (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Raced stands side, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impresison final furlong, 8th of 21, 5l behind Jack Dexter (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Fair Value (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Pulled hard, chased leaders in centre, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 9, 23l behind Hezmah (9-1) at Newmarket 6f fll hcp (2) gd in Sep.
Top Cop 16-1 (8-1) Hampered start mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 13, 10l behind Fulbright (9-6) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gf in Jul.
Lady Gibraltar 11-1 (8-8) Mid-division, not clear run from over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 13, 5l behind Ajjaadd (9-2) at Epsom Downs 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Apr.
Cadeaux Pearl 14-1 (9-1) Led pair in centre and well on terms with main group, taken to far side 3f out, not quite on terms final furlong, headed that side final 75 yards, 5th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Cheworee (9-4) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Apr.