Emkanaat cost 160,000gns but disappointed when sent off odds-on for his debut at Warwick a fortnight ago and is presumably capable of much better. However, until he proves it, he's worth taking on and COOKIESHAKE is preferred. Luca Cumani's charge stepped up on his debut run when second at Newcastle last time and today's faster surface can see him go one better. The remainder look to be fighting for third place and Ffajir could come out best in first-time headgear, though Harvest Mist ran well enough on his debut over C&D and will have come on for the experience.
Cookieshake 3-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden and edged left inside 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, no impression, 2nd of 9, 2 1/4l behind Lady Sledmere (8-12) at Newcastle 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Aug.
Emkanaat 4-9fav (9-3) Close up, pushed along halfway, challenged 2f out, soon every chance until not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 1 3/4l behind Eshoog (8-5) at Warwick 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed inside final 3f, weakened 2f out, 8th of 13, 11l behind Orpen'arry (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Bunkered Again 25-1 (9-4) Unseated rider on way to post, ridden and struggling in rear halfway, always behind, 12th of 13, 18l behind Orpen'arry (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Ffajir (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Led 1f, tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 8, 20l behind Diverting (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Harvest Mist (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Cape Rambler (9-3) at Lingfield 7f mdn auc stks (6) gd in Jul.
Princess Willow 25-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, staye don same pace over 1f out, 3rd of 10, 8l behind Blink Of An Eye (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.