Plenty with claims in this including Saddaqa. The latter may have disappointed at Leicester last time but jockey bookings suggest she's preferred to stablemates Murasil and Aalim. The less-exposed OKAVANGO found only one too good when stepped up to today's trip last time. She may just edge out Sharareh and the returning Layl in this and gets a tentative vote. Alshan Fajer is one of the more exposed and harder to fancy but Hope's Wishes has plenty of scope for improvement.
Atmanna 100-1 (8-9) Held up in rear, pushed along 2f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 8l behind Thwart (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f flls hcp (0-70) (3yo+) (5) pol in Jun.
Little Windsor 200-1 (10-2) Mid-division, behind final 10f, tailed off, 11th of 14, 50l behind Indian Stream (10-4) at Worcester 2m NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Aalim 7-2fav (9-5) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway when switched left and not clear run over 2f out, no impression on leaders, 5th of 13, 9l behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Alshan Fajer 5-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway to chase leader over 6f out, under pressure over 2f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 7l behind Nateeja (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul.
Himalayan Peak 8-1 (8-12) Slowly inrto stride, held up in rear, stayed towards far side in straight, some headway over 2f out, soon ridden and struggling, 8th of 9, 21l behind Panettone (9-9) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Layl (USA) 7-2 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, switched right to challenge over 2f out, ran on, never nearer, 5th of 13, 4l behind Greatwood (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Oct '12.
Murasil (USA) 8-1 (9-5) Awkward start, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon squeezed through to challenge, led over 1f out, headed close home, 2nd of 13, hd behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Shalianzi (IRE) (9-2) 98th of 10, 12l behind Arkhip (9-2) at Deauville(FR) 1m 7f 3yo stk gd in Jun.
Give Us A Reason Motivator filly out of Ela's Giant.
Hope's Wishes 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 13, 13l behind Diamond Mine (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3f mdn stks (5) pol.
Kingston Eucalypt 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, driven over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 9, 16l behind Nautilus (9-5) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Okavango 20-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to go 2nd near finish, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Fersah (8-10) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo fll stks (5) gf in May.
Saddaqa (USA) 4-1 (9-0) Held up mid-division, chased leaders on outer over 6f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 10th of 15, 17l behind Hassle (9-13) at Leicester 1m 4f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Sharareh 6-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked winner until over 4f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Vicksburg (9-0) at Chester 1m 2f fll mdn stks (4) gd in Aug.