GIANTSTEPSAHEAD was beaten nine lengths when runner-up over track and trip last time but still finished well ahead of Waahej. The latter has been in woeful form of late so Michael Wigham's charge is taken to confirm running and finally get off the mark. Goldie Horn has a placed effort at Southwell to her credit while Sea The Flames made the frame over 2m at Chepstow last month and that's about the best form on offer from the remaining participants.
Giantstepsahead (IRE) 5-2fav (9-11) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, driven and headed 2f out, kept on same pace, no chance with winner from over 1f out, 2nd of 9, 9l behind Royal Alcor (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Waahej 11-2 (9-6) Held up behind, switched outside 4f out, headway over 2f out, ridden and stayed on same pace from over 1f out, never on terms, 4th of 9, 17l behind Royal Alcor (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Overrule (USA) 33-1 (10-8) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 9th of 11, 40l behind Ailsa Craig (10-6) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Pearla 25-1 (8-12) Steadied start, took keen hold in mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 18l behind Whitefall (8-9) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Goldie Horn 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 3f out until ridden over 1f out, weakened quickly soon after, 5th of 9, 8l behind Jamaica Grande (9-4) at Kempton 1m 2f stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Mrs Mann (USA) 100-1 (8-1) Mid-division, lost place before halfway, soon struggling in rear, tailed off, 10th of 11, 42l behind Astonishing (8-8) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn stks (5) pol in Jul.
Sea The Flames (IRE) 6-1 (10-3) Slowly away, held up towards rear, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 48l behind Strikemaster (10-6) at Thirsk 2m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Poncho 66-1 (9-0) Dwelt always in rear, last of 11, 18l behind Lexington Pearl (9-0) at Kempton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol in Oct '11.
Tannhauser Gate (IRE) 150-1 (9-3) In rear, outpaced halfway, last of 14, 30l behind Kyllachy Rise (9-3) at Salisbury 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jun.