Roger Varian has a good strike rate on the Fibresand and TAKREYM is expected to handle the surface. A winner at Windsor, he ran well in better company at Haydock on his handicap bow and can land this. Dutch Rifle is also lightly-raced but was well beaten at Haydock on her comeback having won on the Polytrack last year. Mishrif has a shout off a 3lb higher mark than when scoring over track and trip in April while Sofias Number One won last year's renewal off a similar mark and can also figure.
Patriotic (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Raced wide close up, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 13l behind Global Leader (9-8) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Pearl Nation (USA) 15-8fav (9-13) Chased leader centre, ridden and effort 2f out, kept on same pace, no impression in 4th final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Bold Lass (9-6) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jul.
Mishrif (USA) 9-2 (9-4) Held up tracking leading trio, pushed along well over 2f out, soon ridden and no impression, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd near finish, never able to challenge, 3rd of 4, 1l behind Luhaif (9-2) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Takreym (IRE) 2-1fav (8-8) Tracked leader, ridden and one pace over 1f out, no impression in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Bretherton (8-9) at Haydock 7f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) sft in May.
Sofias Number One (USA) 7-1 (8-7) In touch, disputed lead after 2f, led narrowly over 6f out to 4f out, lost place 2f out, weakened and eased final furlong, 12th of 13, 20l behind I'm Harry (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Dutch Rifle 15-2 (9-6) Slowly into stride, behind and pushed along, headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 16l behind Crowley's Law (9-5) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Mandy The Nag (USA) 20-1 (9-10) Raced wide tracked winner until ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 13l behind Maracuja (9-3) at Ayr 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Jul.
Kuanyao (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Outpaced in rear, never on terms, last of 6, 8l behind Pastureyes (9-6) at Doncaster 5f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Blazeofenchantment (USA) 20-1 (8-10) Dwelt, towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 11th of 12, 9l behind Jacbequick (9-0) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.