Mon Brav and Gold Beau have done all their winning to date over shorter trips. Mishaal, Illustrious Prince and Red Paladin all came up short on their latest outings having won their penultimate starts. Amood and Sleeping Apache were beaten on their handicap debuts after winning maiden races while Fieldgunner Kirkup and Can't Change It would prefer some cut in the ground. Smart Salute could figure back over 7f but a speculative vote goes to ZAIN ZONE, who spoiled his chance when missing the break last time, but had been threatening a return to winning ways before that.
Mon Brav 8-1fav (9-5) In rear and outpaced, headway over 1f out, stayed on towards finish, 2nd of 15, 1 1/4l behind Arctic Feeling (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Gold Beau (FR) 11-4 (9-7) Made all, driven 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, held on near finish, won at Ayr 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul beating Calling You (8-9) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Lazarus Bell 12-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Genius Boy (9-7) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jun.
Mishaal (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Always prominent, led over 1f out, soon headed, rallied and every chance inside final furlong, kept on well, 2nd of 13, 1 1/4l behind Apostle (9-7) at Chester 1m hcp 0-95 (3) gs.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) Evensfav (9-1) Held up mid-division, weakened from halfway, soon tailed off, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Native Falls (8-8) at Redcar 7f clm stks (5) gf in Jun.
Fieldgunner Kirkup (GER) 7-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon no impression, 5th of 9, 12l behind Wilde Inspiration (9-0) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-90 (3) sft.
Sleeping Apache (IRE) 10-1 (10-0) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, weakened approaching final 2f, 8th of 14, 8l behind Red Paladin (9-4) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Snow Bay 5-1 (9-11) Led, driven and headed over 2f out, rallied when every chance over 1f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 8, 7l behind Strong Man (9-10) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Trade Secret 25-1 (9-5) Mid-division, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 14th of 15, 21l behind Arctic Feeling (8-13) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Can't Change It (IRE) 3-1fav (8-10) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on to lead post, won at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Jun beating Pashan Garh (8-11) by shd, 8 ran.
Amood (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Held up in last pair in touch, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and one pace over 1f out, no impression when lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 6l behind Halation (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Lilac Lace (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up in rear, headway on outside over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, no extra close home, 3rd of 11, 2l behind We'll Deal Again (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Red Paladin (IRE) 11-2 (9-7) Held up behind centre, headway when hung right from 2f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on and every chance inside final furlong, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 2 1/4l behind Bold Lass (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Instant Attraction (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 14, 14l behind Brown Eyed Honey (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Jul.
Zain Zone (IRE) 9-4fav (9-7) Unruly in stalls and slowly away, recovered to be close up in rear over 5f out, ridden 2f out, no impression, last of 6, 7l behind Mr McLaren (9-6) at Thirsk 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Chiswick Bey (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, weakened 3f out, 7th of 10, 8l behind Fleckerl (9-4) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Dec.
Smart Salute 25-1 (8-11) In touch, headway under pressure over 1f out, ran on closing stages, no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Fyrecracker (8-13) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jul.
Hulcolt (IRE) 8-1 (9-1) Led, clear over 2f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 7l behind Sahra Al Khadra (8-7) at Warwick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Oct.
King Pin 7-1 (9-2) In rear, soon outpaced, ridden over 3f out, late headway to go moderate 3rd over 1f out, 3rd of 4, 13l behind Mishaal (9-7) at Carlisle 1m clm stks (5) gd in Jul.
Chellalla 16-1 (9-6) Held up, ridden and well beaten over 2f out, last of 10, 12l behind Spiraea (9-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.