Al Farahidi has shown very little of late and a heavy defeat at Newcastle hardly inspires confidence, however Mark Johnston's other entry in the race, Sand Skier who acts with cut in the ground has a chance. Raleigh Quay was second when last seen and Beaumont's Party also comes here on the back of two runner-up efforts. They are expected to be thereabouts approaching the finish but the vote goes to GOJERI who has appreciated the step-up to a mile in his last two runs. Michael Jarvis has a great record here having won 40% of races he has had entries in. Conciliatory has each-way claims having won twice from five starts this year.
Sand Skier 7-1 (9-10) Close up, ridden 3f out, driven and ran on near finish, just failed, 2nd of 15, shd behind Sarrsar (9-10) at Newmarket 1m 1f hcap (2) sft.
Al Farahidi (USA) 12-1 (9-4) Close up on outside, lost place 3f out, behind final 2f, last of 7, 36l behind Little Scotland (8-6) at Newcastle 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Spying 33-1 (8-7) Pulled hard, led after 2f, headed 7f out, remained prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 25l behind Opera Gal (8-4) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Sep.
Barren Brook 40-1 (9-0) Mid-division stands side, weakened over 1f out, 20th of 27, 10l behind Cheveton (9-1) at Ayr 6f hcap (2) gd in Sep.
Gojeri (IRE) 13-2 (8-13) Close up, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Give Your Verdict (9-0) at Sandown 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
She's A Character 14-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon lost place on stands rail, no impression over 1f out, last of 8, 7l behind Conciliatory (8-4) at York 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Conciliatory 6-1 (8-13) In rear, in touch, effort over 2f out, soon no impression, 6th of 7, 21l behind Pintura (8-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) hvy.
Beaumont's Party (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) In touch, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Rock Anthem (8-13) at Sandown 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Raleigh Quay (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, outpaced over 2f out, stayed on strongly inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Daaweitza (9-2) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.