A few of these are looking to improve for the longer trip and include Miss Blakeney, who finished just behind today's rival Jaja De Jau when fourth at Bath on her reappearance. Any strong support for Shea, Tajamal or Sauvage L'Il would suggest they've taken a step forward since last seen at the track but the best piece of proven form belongs to WAVING. He finished a close-up fourth at Dundalk in July when trained by John Oxx and could prove good enough here on his first start for new connections.
Hubood 66-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, weakened rapidly over 3f out, tailed off, last of 11, 48l behind Neige D'antan (8-11) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
La Belle Doyenne 13-2 (10-8) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2nd, not fluent 6th, ridden and weakened approaching 3 out, tailed off, 5th of 7, well behind Western Approaches (10-10) at Uttoxeter 2m mrs nov hdl (4) gd in Jul.
Sauvage L'il 16-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Nimble Thimble (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Icebreaker Two 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt in touch rear, ridden 5f out, never on terms, 4th of 6, 14l behind Natural Bloom (8-12) at Folkestone 1m 2f mdn stks (5) hvy in Sep.
Tajamal (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, never on terms, 8th of 13, 10l behind Sword In Hand (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Thecornishcockney 40-1 (8-7) Dwelt in rear, headway on outer 2f out, ridden to lead briefly inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 11, nk behind Instrumentalist (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Waving 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden from 5f out, soon weakened quickly, 12th of 16, 44l behind All That Rules (9-5) at Wexford 1m 4f mdn stks gd in Jul.
Jaja De Jau 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders until lost place halfway, renewed effort on outside approaching final 2f, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd final 100 yards, no impression on leading duo, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Red Hand (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd.
Miss Blakeney 10-3 (8-12) Held up in touch, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, took 4th final 100 yards, almost snatched 3rd, no impression on leading duo, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Red Hand (8-12) at Bath 1m 2f fll mdn stks (5) gd.
Princess Steph (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, headway on outside and in touch after 3f, chased leaders soon after, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 12th of 14, 23l behind Duke Of Clarence (8-11) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Shea 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, pressed for 2nd from over 1f out, no chance with winner, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 9, 9l behind Tempest Fugit (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Supersticion 50-1 (9-0) Dwelt, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, soon left behind, 13th of 14, 22l behind Silent Moment (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Jun.