INVIGILATOR is at his best from off the pace and a wide draw suited those tactics when he scored over C&D last time. He's been drawn high once again here and a similar outcome is expected. He's preferred to Medam, who now looks flattered by last month's easy C&D victory as she was outpointed by today's rival Red Shadow back at this track last week. Plum Bay looks a bigger threat back over 6f as she scored over the trip at Newmarket in August while Iceblast and Dubai Bay are others to consider.
Mey Blossom 33-1 (8-7) Towards rear and pushed along, reminders halfway, headway entering final furlong, kept on, 4th of 10, 2l behind Indian Trail (8-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Sep.
Dubai Bay (FR) 33-1 (9-2) Ridden from stalls to lead at fast pace, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on same pace, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Balti's Sister (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Indieslad 9-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 3f out, ridden to lead 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 5l behind Jack Smudge (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Methaaly (IRE) 11-1 (10-2) Raced wide throughout, held up until rapid headway to join leaders 4f out, went 2nd 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Going French (11-3) at Chester 6f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Iceblast 7-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 6th of 15, 5l behind Cross The Boss (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Legal Eagle (IRE) 22-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Atlantis Crossing (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Invigilator 9-2 (9-2) Dropped in from wide draw, held up in rear, headway over 1f out, switched right inside final furlong, ran on to lead towards finish, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Majestic Breeze (8-11) by 1l, 12 ran.
Plum Bay 10-1 (9-7) Steadied start, towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Twenty One Choice (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Lindoro 9-2 (9-2) Pulled hard in touch on inside, not clear run from 2f out until switched right over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 6th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Balti's Sister (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Cliffords Reprieve 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Demoiselle Bond (9-1) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Michael's Nook 4-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, with leader, led over 4f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Hoppy's Flyer (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Medam 11-8fav (9-6) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 4l behind Red Shadow (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Red Shadow 7-1 (9-1) Led, headed narrowly over 3f out, driven to lead again when edged left over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on well final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Forzarzi (9-3) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.