Plenty in with a chance here but the penny dropped with DERAASA at Southwell last week when she ran out a 10-length winner and she gets the nod under a penalty. She's already been placed at this track and makes more appeal than unexposed stablemate Yasir. Dragonera looks to have solid claims of landing her hat-trick on her return from a lay-off as she's improved with every start this season, while Samarkand was an easy winner over C&D in June and a line through the second gives her the beating of recent winner Robin Hoods Bay. Alshazah is upped in class after scoring over a shorter trip here last month and Anton Dolin looks in the handicapper's grip now.
Fanny May 8-1 (9-1) In touch, headway to chase leading pair 3f out, ridden to lead 1f out, soon headed and edged left, kept on one pace, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Celestial Girl (8-9) at Epsom Downs 1m 2f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Aug.
Dragonera 5-4fav (9-7) Went left start, held up, headway 4f out, led 2f out, edged right well inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul beating Layla's King (8-4) by 2l, 4 ran.
Deraasa (USA) 3-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, improved to lead 3f out, ridden clear from 2f out, easily, won at Southwell 1m 4f mdn stks (5) fbs beating Eyedoro (9-3) by 10l, 4 ran.
Samarkand (IRE) 5-4fav (9-4) Tracked leader, challenged over 4f out, ridden and every chance 3f out, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 7, 29l behind Lady Amakhala (8-12) at Ripon 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Robin Hoods Bay 9-4fav (8-12) Took keen hold, held up last off steady pace, travelling on bit 2f out, cruised through on inside to track leader over 1f out, pushed along and quickened to lead final 120 yards, cleverly, won at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Area Fifty One (9-2) by 1/2l, 5 ran.
Unex Renoir 6-1 (9-1) Chased leader, pushed along to challenge from over 3f out, chased winner over 2f out, soon every chance under pressure, no extra and lost 2nd close home dropped to 4th last strides, 4th of 11, 1 1/4l behind Albert Bridge (8-8) at Newbury 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Pulled hard led 3f, remained prominent, hampered over 6f out, driven to lead over 2f out, headed over 1f out, faded, 6th of 8, 4l behind Gottany O's (9-4) at Salisbury 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Yasir (USA) 10-11fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear of mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden and effort on outside over 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Eagle Rock (9-3) at Ripon 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Dubai Glory 17-2 (8-11) Close up, tracked leader 9f out, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 24l behind Gunslinger (9-4) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Plattsburgh (USA) 15-2 (9-3) Tracked leader, hard ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 14, 15l behind Ultimate (9-2) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Val O'hara (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) In touch in mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind A Boy Named Suzi (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Height of Summer (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, outpaced over 3f out, beaten when eased over 1f out, tailed off, last of 11, well behind Covert Decree (9-2) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Alshazah 3-1fav (9-0) Held up in rear, not clear run, snatched up and switched left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, edged right, comfortably, won at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating If I Were A Boy (9-8) by 1l, 13 ran.
L'hermitage (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 21l behind Elrasheed (8-12) at Newmarket 1m 5f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jul.