Wahaab bids to follow up last week’s win here over 7f under a penalty but he’s been found wanting when tried over this longer trip in the past. Alemaratalyoum may also be better over shorter but Spirit Of Belle has to go on the short-list as he can race off the same mark as when only beaten half-a-length at Ffos Las last month and he’s twice finished second under Katherine Glenister. But, back over a mile, Newbury scorer NATIVE SOLDIER gets the nod with Mitch Godwin taking off a handy 5lb, though a case could also be made for House Of Commons. Medicean Ballet is lightly raced but may need to drop a few more pounds before hitting the winning trail again.
Fit For The Job (IRE) 3-1 (10-12) Held up in rear, not always fluent and raced keenly, headway before 6th, 3rd and driven after 2 out, soon weakened, last of 8, dist behind Thahab Ifraj (10-10) at Stratford 2m 3f (4) gd in Aug.
Unison (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 11 1/4l behind Glorious Forever (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Native Soldier (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) In touch, headway 2f out, ridden to press winner over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Capton (9-10) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Aug.
Mouille Point 11-1 (9-7) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 22 3/4l behind Eynhallow (9-10) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Jul.
House Of Commons (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Pulled hard, tracked leader, led well over 5f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 5 1/4l behind Romanor (9-4) at Windsor 1m 3f hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Medicean Ballet (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Dwelt in touch, pushed along 3f out, not trouble leaders, 6th of 8, 8l behind Kyllachys Tale (9-2) at Windsor 1m hcp fll (4) gs in Aug.
Alemaratalyoum (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Keen in touch, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 5 3/4l behind Duchess Of Fife (8-9) at Leicester 1m hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Wahaab (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead inside final furlong, driven out, won at Chepstow 7f hcp (5) gs in Sep beating Champagne Bob (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Spirit Of Belle 9-2 (9-9) Led, hard ridden over 1f out, strongly challenged throughout final furlong, headed closing stages, no extra, 3rd of 5, nk behind Ejayteekay (10-1) at Ffos Las 1m hcp (5) hvy in Aug.
Right About Now (IRE) 13-2 (9-7) Held up in last trio, pushed along and badly outpaced halfway, plugging on when not clear run and switched left inside final furlong, went 2nd post, never any chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 8l behind Vibes (9-4) at Lingfield 7f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Habbad (FR) 10-1 (9-7) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Tamayef (9-7) at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Nutini (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Prominent, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 7 1/4l behind Wahaab (9-4) at Chepstow 7f hcp (5) gs in Sep.
Mesophere 8-1 (9-5) Raced wide in touch, pushed along 8f out, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, last of 8, 15 1/2l behind Wefait (9-5) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stks (5) pol in Apr.
Mulsanne Chase 66-1 (9-5) Always towards rear,, 9th of 12, 11l behind Razzmatazz (9-0) at Kempton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Dynamic Girl (IRE) 15-2 (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 13l behind Coral Sea (9-7) at Epsom 7f hcp fll (4) gs in Aug.