Fresa has won three times from nine starts and is only 4lb higher than when successful over course and distance last month. Eurystheus only found one too good at Nottingham on his latest outing but Everlasting Light's latest third was over an extra quarter-mile and she's not really getting any closer to shedding her maiden tag. ANA SHABABIYA is upped in grade and against older horses now but won so easily over track and trip at the start of the month that another victory isn't out of the question and she's preferred to the luckless Lean On Pete and the others.
Lean On Pete (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 10, 10l behind Muhtaris (8-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Fresa 11-4 (9-4) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Oct beating Oratorio's Joy (9-3) by 1 1/4l, 7 ran.
Standpoint 50-1 (9-9) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 10th of 11, 11l behind Modernism (9-10) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Eurystheus (IRE) 12-1 (8-10) Slowly away, behind, driven over 2f out, headway over 1f out, switched left and stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd close home, no impression on winner, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Invincible Hero (8-13) at Nottingham 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Egotist (IRE) 11-1 (9-9) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, never nearer, 4th of 8, 1 1/4l behind Alakhan (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (6) pol in Oct.
Brockfield 9-1 (8-10) Mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 38l behind Totalize (9-7) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Ana Shababiya (IRE) 4-1 (9-7) Chased leader, led over 2f out, kept on well, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol beating Poppy Bond (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Everlasting Light 7-2 (9-2) Soon tracking leader until 7f out, went 2nd again halfway, led over 2f out, soon ridden, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, outpaced into 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Commissar (9-10) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.