MAR MAR has only managed one win so far but did run well at the Dubai Festival earlier this year and hasn't done much wrong in three runs back in this country this summer, only going down by three-quarters-of-a-length in a fillies' handicap at Newmarket last time when conceding plenty of weight to the first two. This is a further drop in grade and she should prove hard to beat. The Cheka has been a good servant to connections but hasn't been quite at his best this year while Set The Trend has struggled since winning a similar race at Haydock in July. Intibaah has claims on his Ascot second in July but appears to have two ways of running and I'm So Glad has become a little disappointing. Grey Mirage looks to be well out of his depth.
Set The Trend 10-1 (9-11) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 24l behind Intransigent (8-12) at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gf.
Grey Mirage 5-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 12l behind Dr Red Eye (8-13) at Chester 7f hcp 0-105 (2) gd in May.
The Cheka (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Dwelt, in touch, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Highland Colori (8-11) at Warwick 7f cond Stakes (3) gd in Aug.
Intibaah 6-1 (8-10) Always in rear, last of 10, 31l behind Hitchens (9-7) at Chester 6f Listed stks 3yo (1) gd in Aug.
I'm So Glad 10-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden 2f out, soon lost 2nd, edged left soon after, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 11l behind Tantshi (8-12) at Salisbury 7f fll hcp (2) gf.
Mar Mar (IRE) 10-1 (9-7) Keen led, ridden over 1f out, headed and lost two place close home, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Malekat Jamal (8-7) at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (2) gf in Jul.