This is tougher than the conditions race won by Set The Trend at Haydock last time but Fulbright went close on his first start in Listed company when finding only Thistle Bird too good at the same track. Gabrial has been aimed high since winning a handicap back in May, including when beaten six lengths in a Group 3 contest last month, and he looks likely to find TAZAHUM too good here. The latter scored at Newmarket before finishing a creditable third to the higher-rated pair Dubai Prince and Side Glance in the Strensall Stakes at York and a similar effort should be enough to come out best today. Theladyinquestion has plenty to find in this company and is hard to fancy.
Set The Trend 3-1 (8-12) Made all, set strong pace, ridden clear over 1f out, driven and all out, won at Haydock 7f cond Stakes (3) gf beating Yaa Wayl (8-12) by nk, 7 ran.
Tazahum (USA) 7-1 (9-5) Held up in last pair, headway over 2f out, switched right well over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Dubai Prince (9-5) at York 1m 1f Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Fulbright 3-1fav (8-11) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, headed narrowly final 50 yards, kept on, 2nd of 7, nk behind Thistle Bird (9-0) at Haydock 1m Listed stks 3yo (1) fm.
Gabrial (IRE) 9-4 (8-8) Held up in 4th, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, hung left and went 3rd over 1f out, no impression, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Hunter's Light (9-3) at Haydock 1m 2f Grp 3 (1) gf in Aug.
Elshabakiya (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Behind, pushed along over 2f out, soon no impression, 7th of 11, 8l behind Captivator (8-12) at Kempton 1m fll lst stks (1) pol in Apr.
Theladyinquestion 7-1 (9-1) Raced centre, chased leaders, effort when groups merged over 2f out, soon lost place, eased, last of 9, 26l behind Paramour (8-8) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Jun.