Glenridding is no forlorn hope as he can race of a lower mark back on the Polytrack and scored over C&D last month when beating subsequent winner and today's rival Polemica. There was little between Needwood Ridge and Khajaaly when they finished first and second respectively over track and trip, although the latter has disappointed since, while Downhill Skier has won four times here and is another to consider after registering a couple of wins on the turf this season. However, JUSTBOOKIE DOT COM is on a roll and, after his easy win over C&D a week ago, he's fancied to land his hat-trick with Kieren Fallon back on board.
Justbookie Dot Com (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) In touch, closed over 3f out, switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, soon clear, won at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol beating Elegant Muse (9-2) by 4l, 12 ran.
Ishiadancer 14-1 (8-11) Tracked leader, led and ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final ffurlong, 8th of 11, 5l behind Close To The Edge (8-13) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Copperwood 50-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon faded, 10th of 11, 10l behind Iron Step (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Glenridding 7-1 (8-13) Led, headed over 5f out, led again over 1f out, ridden and soon headed, kept on same pace, 5th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Alakhan (8-10) at Chester 7f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Khajaaly (IRE) 5-1 (9-8) Reared start, mid-division, switched to stand side over 3f out, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 8, 14l behind No Larking (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 11-2 (11-5) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 6th of 13, 4l behind Royal Box (10-5) at Chester 6f am hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Led, strongly challenged over 2f out, headed over 1f out, eased final furlong, 13th of 18, 17l behind Blues Jazz (8-12) at York 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Needwood Ridge 14-1 (9-5) Held up mid-division, headway on inner over 2f out, led entering final furlong, kept on gamely, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug beating Khajaaly (9-7) by nk, 12 ran.
Polemica (IRE) 15-2 (9-9) Held up towards rear, good headway on inside over 1f out, chased leader approaching final furlong, ridden and ran on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Holiday Snap (9-6) by 1 1/4l, 10 ran.
Saharia (IRE) 20-1 (9-5) Slowly away, switched right and pushed along after start, behind until some late headway, 7th of 11, 9l behind Mishrif (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
L'astre De Choisir (IRE) 20-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, brief effort on inside over 2f out, soon beaten, 9th of 11, 7l behind Pearl Arch (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo hcp (2) pol in Oct.
Sunshine Always (IRE) 12-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon switched right, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Tariq Too (9-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.