Several of these look to be on an upward curve including the hat-trick seeking Chalk Stream but Auriferous should have really won before now. Windsor winner Champagne Piaff should have more to offer after just five career starts but STAY WELL handled the step up to 1m4f in game fashion at Salisbury and a 3lb rise looks manageable. Wahraan was given too much to do last month at York and should stay the extra with Alfaadhel another possibility upped in distance.
Alfaadhel (IRE) 5-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up off the pace towards rear, headway out wide chasing leaders 3f out, every chance 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, no chance with winner, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Qaader (8-13) at Goodwood 1m 2f hcp (2) gs in Jul.
Wahraan (FR) 7-1 (8-8) Dwelt, held up in rear, going ok in rear 2f out, soon ridden and not clear run over 1f out, stayed on well, 5th of 13, 1 3/4l behind Migration (9-8) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Chalk Stream 6-5fav (9-9) Tracked leader, pushed along 3f out in second, ridden along and progress to lead 2f out, went clear 1f out, easily, won at Ripon 1m 4f hcp (4) gs in Aug beating Barn Owl (9-7) by 2 1/2l, 5 ran.
Irish Legend (IRE) 6-5fav (9-8) Raced keenly, soon tracking leader, ridden to lead inside final 2f, over soon ridden, headed inside final furlong, stayed on and rallied, just held, 2nd of 7, hd behind Tribal Art (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (3) pol in Aug.
State Of Bliss (IRE) 9-1 (8-4) Quickly away and led, ridden over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakening when short of room over 1f out, 13th of 15, 9 1/2l behind Sam Cooke (8-10) at York 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Stay Well 10-1 (9-10) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, smooth headway and led 2f out, edged clear 1f out, all out, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp (4) gd in Aug beating Zikany (9-3) by 3/4l, 6 ran.
Champagne Piaff (FR) 2-1fav (8-13) Mid-division, good headway out wide chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden to lead entering final furlong, edged right and went clear inside final furlong, stayed on well, won at Windsor 1m 2f hcp (3) gf in Aug beating Barenboim (8-2) by 2 1/4l, 11 ran.
Candleford (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Tracked leader 8f out, hampered twice on bend and clipped heels halfway, ridden to lead and hung right over 1f out, driven clear final furlong, won at Windsor 1m 2f stks (5) gf in Aug beating Tall Order (9-2) by 4l, 7 ran.
True Courage 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders well over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 13th of 22, 26 1/4l behind Valley Forge (8-8) at York 1m 6f hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Auriferous (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Raced keenly, led, pushed along and joined 3f out, headed over 2f out, soon ridden and no chance with winner over 1f out, kept on for clear 2nd, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Mojo Star (9-5) at Newbury 1m 4f mdn stks (3) gd in Aug.