EMPEROR'S HOPE has been taking on better opposition since winning over this trip at Salisbury in June. She may have been refreshed by a short break and could be the answer to this tricky opener ahead of Bath scorer Shilla and Hipz, who has run two solid races over 5f at Lingfield and could be even better over this extra furlong. Sefaat is consistent but thoroughly exposed while Misty Sparkler needs some help from the handicapper. Secret Kode and Nimble Kimble have been knocking on the door, however, while Alfie Lunete won at Chepstow 11 days ago and has only gone up 3lb. Herbah could also figure off a low weight and Inyourdreams has decent form while Inspiriter won on the Polytrack in July, though disappointed at Kempton earlier this month.
Misty Sparkler 10-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 4f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, led again inside final furlong, soon headed, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1l behind Basil Berry (8-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Inyordreams 8-1 (8-9) Went right and stumbled start, in touch, pushed along over 2f out, keeping on same pace and no impression when hampered over 1f out, 9th of 14, 6l behind Aqlaam Vision (8-8) at Doncaster 6f 2yo fll hcp (2) gs.
Emperor's Hope (IRE) 11-8 (8-11) Dwelt, chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, soon no extra, last of 3, 6l behind Meritocracy (9-5) at Chepstow 5f 2yo nov stk (4) gf in Jul.
Sefaat 7-1 (9-3) Held up in rear but in touch, headway over 2f out, switched right to challenge over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on strongly closing stages, 2nd of 6, hd behind Intense Feeling (8-11) at Ffos Las 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Inspiriter 3-1 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Basil Berry (8-7) at Kempton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol.
Shilla 1-6fav (8-4) Made all, pushed clear over 1f out, unchallenged, won at Bath 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm beating Castagna Girl (8-8) by 2 3/4l, 4 ran.
Hipz (IRE) 3-1 (9-0) Made all, hard driven when challenged over 1f out, stayed on gamely, won at Lingfield 5f 2yo stks (5) sft beating Pretty Flemingo (9-0) by hd, 7 ran.
Secret Kode (IRE) 4-9fav (9-0) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Lady Stella (9-0) at Brighton 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Nimble Kimble 4-1 (8-7) Led early, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 8, 1l behind Pyjama Day (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol in Aug.
Rosebay Coral (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Settled in rear, headway to chase leaders halfway, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, staying on same pace when hampered towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Kirtling Belle (8-9) at Newcastle 5f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Alfie Lunete (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) Dwelt, towards rear and outpaced, stayed on from over 1f out, led close home, won at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Stellarta (9-6) by hd, 10 ran.
Got To Dance 7-2 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 7, 6l behind Imshivalla (9-0) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
A Childs Dream (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 2f out, kept on and lost 3rd place near finish, 4th of 7, 6l behind Imshivalla (9-0) at Epsom Downs 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Where The Boys Are (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Disputed lead until ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Kanz (8-8) at Leicester 5f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (5) gf in Aug.
Honey Meadow 14-1 (9-1) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 1/2l behind Alfie Lunete (9-2) at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Cheeky Peta's 33-1 (9-6) Took keen hold, held up on outside, well beaten final 2f, last of 10, 27l behind Vallila (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Herbah 3-1 (9-5) In touch, chased leaders over 3f out, pushed along to challenge over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden over 1f out, soon chased winner, no extra and lost 2 places inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Relation Alexander (9-4) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Loma Mor 66-1 (7-12) Chased leaders on outside, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 37l behind See The Sun (9-7) at Thirsk 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.