Royal Bajan ran well again at Southwell having beaten both Sir Pedro and Triple Dream at Wolverhampton earlier but Sulis Minerva has to race off a higher mark back on the all-weather and Nafa has a six-month absence to overcome. Pabusar returned a losing favourite in a claimer at Lingfield last time and will find this even tougher, while My Son Max remains a shade high in the weights judged on his latest effort at Wolverhampton. The veteran TAX FREE ran well until fading in the closing stages over 6f at Lingfield on his latest start. He gets the nod given he scored off a higher mark over the minimum trip at Newmarket earlier this year.
Pabusar 11-10fav (9-6) Led until halfway, rallied over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 5, 2 1/2l behind Hamoody (8-12) at Lingfield 5f clm stks (6) pol.
My Son Max 16-1 (9-2) Dwelt, always in rear, 6th of 7, 7l behind Equitania (8-10) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Tax Free (IRE) 33-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, every chance well over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Novellen Lad (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Royal Bajan (USA) 10-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 3rd of 14, nk behind Bedloe's Island (8-13) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-95 (3) fbs.
Nafa (IRE) 6-5fav (9-9) Tracked leaders, closed 3f out, challenged over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Smokethatthunders (9-8) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Profile Star (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leader stand side, weakened over 1f out, 12th of stand side group, 20th of 24, 9l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Triple Dream 7-2 (9-7) In touch, pushed along halfway, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 7, 3l behind Royal Bajan (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Sulis Minerva (IRE) 5-2 (9-8) Held up, ridden inside final 2f, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never quite going pace to challenge, 4th of 6, 1l behind Ginzan (9-5) at Bath 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul.
Sir Pedro 7-4fav (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Royal Bajan (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Island Legend (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 2 3/4l behind My Son Max (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Apr.