ARABIAN SPIRIT is the form pick and is taken to score at the expense of Badweia and Stand In Flames. The selection does have top weight to carry but has been running well since winning at Chepstow last month. He has only been narrowly beaten the last twice and as this like one of his easiest opportunities for a while he is taken to get his head in front. Badweia has caught the eye on a couple of occasions and was a decent winner of a Newbury maiden back in May. She was not beaten far at Nottingham last time out so is one to note in the market. As is Stand In Flames who is bidding for a hat-trick after back to back wins at this track. He does step does in trip though which may not be ideal and the handicapper has raised him a further six pounds so life from now on will be tough. So for the winner we return to Arabian Spirit.
Arabian Spirit 9-4fav (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong and closed on leaders towards finish, 3rd of 8, 1l behind Dunn'o (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Solent Ridge (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) last of 6, 18l behind Carniolan (8-12) at Ascot 7f 3yo hcp (3) gs in Jul.
Noble Citizen (USA) 13-2 (8-10) Held up in touch of main group, effort 2f out, ridden and kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 4l behind Nezami (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Lodi (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Pressed leaders to over 2f out, weakened quickly approaching final furlong, 9th of 10, 12l behind Polar Annie (9-1) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Stand In Flames 5-2 (10-2) With leader, led over 2f out, 3 lengths clear and going easily over 1f out, tied up near finish, just held on, won at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug beating Hits Only Cash (9-8) by a nk, 12 ran.
Sam's Cross (IRE) 7-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway when not much room 2f out, not recover, 8th of 10, 13l behind Willkandoo (8-11) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Badweia (USA) 5-2jt-fav (9-6) Chased leaders, pushed along over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, no impression on winner, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Quaroma (9-7) at Nottingham 6f fll hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Amylee (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 15l behind Amber Queen (9-0) at York 7f mdn fll (4) hvy in Jul.
Candela Bay (IRE) 15-8fav (8-11) Steadied start, raced keenly, held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 7th of 12, 6l behind Silver Wind (9-2) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Benedetto 9-2 (9-3) In touch over 4f, last of 8, 13l behind Portodora (9-5) at Folkestone 7f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Astrodonna 5-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden over 2f out, headway well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Manhattan Dream (8-10) at Redcar 1m 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.