Lybica has leading claims after going close over 1m3f here a fortnight ago and Doncaster winner Typhon is only 1lb higher today. Flemish School should be capable of better after just a couple of starts this year but Posh Boy will find this tougher having only won a lowly handicap at Lingfield last month. Florida Beat has more scope than most on his comeback but a chance is taken on LANDAU improving for the step up in distance and Sylvester Kirk's charge gets a tentative vote in an open race.
Harwoods Star (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Held up, effort over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 14l behind Consign (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 3yo stk 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Habeshia 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, stayed stands' side and tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 9l behind Nimiety (9-9) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Flemish School 12-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 5l behind Tajheez (9-7) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Typhon (USA) 11-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 13, 28l behind Siouxperhero (9-2) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Lybica (IRE) 5-4fav (9-6) Edgy and sweating, tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, soon switched right and stayed on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Runninglikethewind (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Mesmerized (IRE) 7-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders on inside, hung right inside final 2f, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 10, 5l behind Gone Dutch (9-6) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Chief Executive (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders in 3rd and keen, weakened over 3f out, tailed off, 6th of 7, well behind Bohemian Rhapsody (10-0) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Pearl Street (USA) 8-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 6l behind Thomas Hobson (9-6) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Punditry 33-1 (9-0) Always towards rear, weakened over 2f out, last of 13, 17l behind Qanan (9-6) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Posh Boy (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Led over 1f, tracked leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to lead 1f out, stayed on, driven out, won at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug beating Exclusion (9-1) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Landau (IRE) 6-1 (9-5) Held up, headway an dedged left over 4f out, chasing leaders and edged left 2f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Tenbridge (9-5) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Strategic Strike (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Stiff Upper Lip (9-4) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Florida Beat 10-3 (9-5) Tracked winner, ridden 3f out, weakened entering final furlong, 4th of 7, 12l behind Strategic Strike (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Apr.
Solvanna 20-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 11th of 13, 11l behind Silver Lace (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.