Noah Jameel, Citron Presse, Mixing and Check Up make the shortlist in a trappy finale and the vote is given to CHECK UP. The selection disappointed last time but he was reported to have suffered interference that day, so we are prepared to forgive that below-par run. He had previously been in good order and from a good draw he can get back to winning ways. Noah Jameel arrives here in decent form and he is a course and distance winner, but from his low draw he will need to be produced from off the pace and at the forecast odds he looks one to take on. Citron Presse has a bit to prove at present but she is lightly-raced and she hails from a top yard so it would be foolish to dismiss her claims too readily. Mixing is consistent and he looks a decent each-way bet, but he has a poor strike-rate and he hasn't managed to get his head in front since January. Oasis Sun has gone well here in the past so he is another to consider, but a safer bet looks to be Check Up who is forwarded as the pick.
Garafena 33-1 (9-5) In touch, headway going well over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 14, 5l behind Action Impact (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Check Up (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 10, 8l behind Megalala (8-12) at Newbury 1m 3f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Mixing 8-1 (8-11) Dwelt, soon chasing leaders, ridden, kept on same pace final 2f, 4th of 11, 7l behind Right Stuff (9-9) at Windsor 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Medieval Maiden 12-1 (8-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, kept on one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Alfie Tupper (9-2) at Sandown 1m 2f app hcp (5) gf in Jul.
Saloon (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Went right leaving stalls and rider lost iron, behind when pulled up in race won by Moonshine Creek (9-6) at Bath 1m 4f hcp (6) gd in Aug, 16 ran.
Oasis Sun (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, under pressure 3f out, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 16l behind Ruwain (7-12) at Great Leighs 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Shouldntbethere (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Held up, headway 4f out, chased leaders final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Action Impact (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Noah Jameel 11-2 (9-0) Held up behind, headway 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong, took 2nd near finish, 2nd of 16, nk behind Time To Regret (9-6) at Thirsk 1m sll hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Hatch A Plan (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up, headway over 3f out, kept on to chase leaders, not reach, 5th of 13, 5l behind Desert Hawk (8-1) at W'hampton 1m 1f app hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Highly Regal (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Took keen hold in touch, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 10l behind Mahadee (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (6) gf in Jul.
Citron Presse (USA) 12-1 (8-13) Prominent, ridden over 3f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 9l behind Beautiful Lady (9-2) at Thirsk 1m 4f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (5) gs in Aug.
Ramprakash 25-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 14, 7l behind Action Impact (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Pearl (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Prominent, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 3f out, 11th of 13, 24l behind Swords (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Harveys Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (9-1) Chased winner until well over 1f out, soon weakened, 10th of 16, 25l behind Casual Garcia (9-0) at Nottingham 2m 3yo hcp (6) gf in Jul.