A very competitive affair where FANDITHA can make use of the handicapper's decision to drop her back to a winning mark having showed nothing of note this season. Proven at this very esoteric circuit, our support is probably more in hope rather than confidence. Kavachi also goes well here and he is likely to be popular under today's rider. Trailblazing is respected granted Mark Johnston's record at the course while Veroon has won over this distance in the past and comes to this engagement following a fair effort at Hamilton last time out. Kindest and Jubail have won races earlier on in the season though both have questions to answer after posting modest runs on their most recent visits to the racecourse.
Kavachi (IRE) 7-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, no impression when hung left over 1f out, 6th of 10, 6l behind Autumn Riches (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Kindest 9-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, tracked leaders over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 13l behind Spanish Duke (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Fanditha (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Mid-division, hard driven over 4f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Taqleed (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Veroon (IRE) 9-2fav (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Grand Diamond (7-10) at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Beau Fighter 13-8fav (9-1) Mid-division, driven and headway well over 1f out, never on terms, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Racing Hero (8-13) at Doncaster 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Oct.
Spensley (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, not much room on inside over 2f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to threaten, 5th of 11, 5l behind Sequillo (9-11) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Trailblazing 14-1 (9-12) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Commando Scott (8-10) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Jubail (IRE) 5-2fav (8-11) Soon crossed over to lead after 1f, ridden and headed over 2f out, stayed well there until weakened final furlong, 5th of 9, 1 3/4l behind Mr Irons (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Harlestone Times (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never a factor, 10th of 13, 10l behind Flying Destination (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.
Choral Festival 4-1 (11-10) Behind, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Sancho Panza (9-11) at Windsor 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.