Night And Dance had an off-day at Leicester on her latest start but has claims if back to her best but Patriotic looks high enough in the weights back on the Polytrack. Final Drive looked set for a return to form at this track in August but has disappointed since and Lady Macduff makes more appeal dropped in class for her return to this surface. This is tougher than the race Saharia won at this track last month when Knowe Head was well beaten and the vote goes to the lightly-raced maiden winner AFRAAH, as she's open to improvement on her handicap debut.
Night And Dance (IRE) 11-2 (10-0) In touch, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 21l behind Cape Explorer (8-4) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Patriotic (IRE) 13-2 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 9, 6l behind Shena's Dream (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Final Drive (IRE) 12-1 (9-7) Always in rear, struggling halfway, soon lost touch, last of 8, 11l behind Islesman (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Thunderstruck 50-1 (9-11) Towards rear, pushed along over 4f out, never a factor, 10th of 12, 18l behind Position (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Lady Macduff (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2 3/4l behind Chapter Seven (9-3) at York 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) sft.
Standpoint 40-1 (9-1) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 28l behind Art Scholar (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
I Confess 10-1 (9-4) Mid-division, chased leaders on outside over 3f out to over 2f out, soon beaten, 5th of 9, 14l behind It's A Mans World (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Saharia (IRE) 4-1fav (9-6) Slowly away, in rear, smooth headway over 1f out, led on bit towards finish, cheekily (hand timed), won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep beating My Single Malt (9-6) by 1l, 12 ran.
Spanish Plume 7-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 6th of 10, 5l behind Spartan Spirit (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3f clm stks (6) pol.
Knowe Head (NZ) 6-1 (9-9) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 7th of 12, 6l behind Saharia (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Afraah (USA) 7-4fav (8-12) Took keen hold and prominent, led over 5f out, ridden well over 1f out, hung left inside final furlong, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep beating Capacious (8-12) by 1l, 11 ran.
Shestheman 7-2fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden and edged left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, not able to get on terms, stayed on, 4th of 11, 2l behind Arch Villain (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Kung Hei Fat Choy (USA) 3-1fav (9-4) Led, joined over 6f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 11, 7l behind Engrossing (9-5) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.