A competitive finale can go the way of AIR MAZE who is preferred to African Cheetah and Inspirina. Sir Mark Prescott's filly did not seem to get home at Wolverhampton last time and the key to her chance today is this drop back in trip. She had previously been running well and she looks to have a big chance here of regaining the winning thread. African Cheetah could give her the most to think about and he was well supported when a beaten favourite at Newcastle last time out and he is another who won't be inconvenienced by this drop in trip. Inspirina twice got his head in front back in July but he has since been a bit disappointing and he may be in the grip of the handicapper at present. Patavium, Nawamees and Rosewin have all won over the course and distance and none of the trio can be confidently ruled out. But Air Maze ticks plenty of boxes and she gets the pick.
Rayhani (USA) 11-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, headway over 6f out, pushed along and quickly lost place over 3f out, last of 11, well behind Amanda Carter (8-10) at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Saloon (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Switched right soon after start, held up in last, headway and hung left 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 8l behind Times Up (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Maslak (IRE) 9-1 (9-12) Tracked leader 2f, stayed in third, pushed along 4f out, staying on at same pace when not clear run inside final furlong, switched left and kept on, 7th of 12, 6l behind Pelham Crescent (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Inspirina (IRE) 11-1 (11-2) Tracked leaders, led over 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, hung left and weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Epsom Salts (11-5) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
African Cheetah 11-8fav (9-3) With leader, led over 2f out, stayed on, headed towards finish, no extra, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Capable Guest (9-1) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Air Maze 7-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear, tracked leaders over 2f out, soon pushed along, kept on final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Worth A King's (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Nawamees (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Tracked winner, lost place over 2f out, soon ridden and onepace, lost 3rd inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 7l behind Mith Hill (9-2) at Chester 2m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Rosewin (IRE) 10-3 (8-4) Held up in 3rd, improved to chase winner over 7f out, challenged briefly over 3f out, soon hung left, no impression over 1f out, 2nd of 4, 2 1/2l behind Point Of Light (9-3) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Patavium (IRE) 7-1 (9-8) Prominent, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 12, 12l behind Oddsmaker (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Monreale (GER) 33-1 (8-9) Held up well in rear, kept on final furlong and never nearer, 7th of 11, 6l behind King Charles (9-9) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Jul.
Dramatic Solo 11-4fav (9-5) Led, raced keenly, ridden and headed 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 7, 8l behind Ifatfirst (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.