The headstrong IHTIFAL attempted to make all over 6f here last time only to be caught close home. Today's drop back to the minimum trip is the obvious move and she may well hang on for victory this time if similar tactics are employed. Ajjaadd finished ahead of Move In Time and Moorhouse Lad at Doncaster last time and beat Le Toreador in soft ground earlier but recent Wolverhampton winner Whozthecat makes more appeal on this surface. Harrison George went close over 7f here on his latest start while Island Legend has done all his winning over today's trip and may reverse recent running with Clear Praise.
Ihtifal 8-1 (9-2) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed towards finish, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 11, 1 1/2l behind Capone (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Ajjaadd (USA) 20-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, switched to join stands side group, held up, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 21, 3 1/2l behind Jack Dexter (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Ubetterbegood (ARG) 28-1 (9-1) Raced centre, in touch in rear, ridden halfway, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 14l behind Ballista (8-12) at Leicester 5f cond Stakes (3) gd in Sep.
Move In Time 33-1 (8-10) Raced stands side, held up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never on terms, 9th of 21, 6l behind Jack Dexter (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Le Toreador 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, beaten over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 7l behind Ajjaadd (9-1) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Harrison George (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, ridden over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 13, shd behind Alraased (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Moorhouse Lad 40-1 (8-8) Raced stands side, with leader, ridden over 2f out, lost place over 1f out, 17th of 21, 13l behind Jack Dexter (9-1) at Doncaster 5f hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Whozthecat (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep beating Silken Express (8-10) by 1l, 11 ran.
Island Legend (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Soon chasing leader, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 9l behind Church Music (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Burning Thread (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Disputed lead far side, ridden inside final 2f, soon lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 12th of 15, 10l behind Kingsgate Choice (9-4) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Oct.
Clear Praise (USA) 15-2 (9-6) Towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, ridden and ran on to 4th well inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 2 1/2l behind Church Music (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Electric Qatar 9-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 7th of 8, 12l behind Show Flower (8-13) at Bath 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jul.