EL MIRAGE went close last time but is rated 8lb lower on Turf and she's better judged on an earlier third at Kempton - that form is still good enough to land this. Cyflymder has been competing over different distances since scoring over track and trip in July and may figure, while Patronella found only one too good at Brighton last week and could be thereabouts. Midnight Feast won three times on Polytrack last year and has slipped down the weights subsequently.
El Mirage (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, held up, headway centre tracking leaders over 4f out, ridden and went 2nd approaching final furlong, kept on towards finish, always held, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Chellalla (9-10) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Basingstoke (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 12th of 13, 10l behind Sheikh The Reins (9-3) at Kempton 7f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jun.
Midnight Feast 8-1 (9-4) Went left start, mid-division, headway 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 8th of 12, 6l behind Darnathean (10-0) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Cyflymder (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Raced keenly and soon led until approaching 8f out, chased leader until 7f out, chased leading pair, outpaced 2f out, kept on again inside final furlong, no threat, 5th of 8, 4l behind Ragged Robbin (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mack's Sister 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 13, 11l behind Bertie Blu Boy (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lifejacket (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, led over 3f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Diletta Tommasa (9-10) at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Vied (USA) 25-1 (8-11) Chased leaders on inside, pushed along halfway, ridden over 2f out, lost 3rd 2f out, kept on same pace in 4th, 4th of 9, 7l behind Madame Mirasol (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6).
Patronella 11-1 (8-8) Held up in last pair, headway on outside 3f out, led 1f out, soon ridden and hard pressed, kept on until headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Why Not Now (8-7) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Dark Phantom (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to take 3rd towards finish, 4th of 8, 6l behind Rapunzal (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd.