The market probably will offer most clues here and in the absence of it, CHAMIREY has to be the pick with Humbel Ben and Quintessentially others to make the shortlist. The selection drops in trip having previously been tried over three miles for these connections. His form in France looks comparatively solid to many of his rivals. Humbel Ben won well here in July. The ground will suit this afternoon though the task of concedeing a winners' penalty all around is not going to be an easy one. Quintessentially is a likely sort on his early starts in bumpers. Mr Tingle stays further than this and was a ready winner of an Irish point prior to joining current connections. Predictive is beginning to look exposed these days. Chouromanesco was made plenty of use in his bumper though has had a sizeable period away from the track. Alex Hales has had a recent winner so at longer odds, Desert Pearl would make a degree of appeal were the market vibes to be in the positive. Chamirey looks to have been found an obvious opportunity but we will be happy to watch the market before investing our monies.
Humbel Ben (IRE) 4-1 (11-0) Chased leader approaching 2nd, led before 7th, not fluent 9th, edged left flat, driven out, won at Uttoxeter 2m 4f mdn hdl (4) gd in Jul beating Stomers Cross (11-0) by 3l, 10 ran.
Chamirey (FR) 9-2 (11-0) Held up in touch, steady headway approaching 4 out, chased winner soon after, ridden and no impression approaching 2 out, 2nd of 8, 17l behind Tell Massini (11-0) at Chepstow 3m mdn hdl (5) sft in Oct.
Chouromanesco (FR) 16-1 (11-2) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 13, 13l behind For One Night Only (10-5) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd in Jun '08.
City of Doral 20-1 (11-0) Soon mid-division, brought down 5th, in a race won by Pistol Jack (11-4) at Down Royal 2m 4f hcp hdl 8Evens02 sft, 17 ran.
Mr Tingle 12-1 (11-2) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 4th of 14, 13l behind Stormhoek (10-7) at Towcester 2m NH flat (5) gd in Apr.
Predictive (FR) 11-4fav (11-3) Held up towards rear, headway 7th, hit 3 out, went 2nd 2 out, edged right flat, no chance with winner, 2nd of 12, 6l behind Spear Thistle (11-9) at Uttoxeter 2m 4f hcp hdl 0-115 (4) gs in Nov '08.
Quintessentially (IRE) 9-4 (11-0) Keen hold, prominent, pushed along 4f out, soon weakened, last of 6, 28l behind Ocean du Moulin (11-0) at Plumpton 2m 2f mdn NH flat (6) gf in Oct '07.
Quizwork (FR) 33-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened over 3f, eased over 2f, 9th of 16, 36l behind Peveril (11-2) at Haydock 2m NH flat (5) gf in Apr.
Simbamead 20-1 (10-7) Held up, weakened over 4f out, 7th of 12, 46l behind Eastern Supreme (11-0) at Market Rasen 2m 1f NH flat (6) gd in Sep.
Desert Pearl 33-1 (10-7) Took keen hold, in touch, weakened 7f out, 13th of 20, well behind Lady Vera (11-1) at Warwick 2m mrs NH flat (4-7yo) (6) gs in Mar.
La Pirogue (IRE) 125-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, not fluent 2nd, weakened approaching 5th, 11th of 14, 33l behind Alegralil (10-10) at Towcester 2m mares NH nov hdl (4) gs.