It was tempting to row in with the consistent bottom weight La Vie En Rose given her connections, but she has been beaten twice off this mark and the extra distance of this contest will need to have a positive effect if she is to return to wining form. Angel Gabrial looks the best of his stable's three runners, while Zenafire has solid each-way claims and Ya Jammeel's chance is obvious providing he stays. Stamina is not an issue for ST MARY'S, though, and this course winner can make a bold bid for a yard which does quite well at this venue.
Rite To Reign 8-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3 1/4l behind Shrewd (9-7) at York 1m 6f hcp (3) gd in Jun.
Gabrial's King (IRE) 20-1 (10-5) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, switched right over 1f out, no clear run inside final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 7 3/4l behind Azari (10-10) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Angel Gabrial (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, headway on outside, chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Euchen Glen (9-6) at Ascot 2m hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Arthur Mc Bride (IRE) 9-1 (8-5) Chased leader, chased new leader 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon every chance, 3rd and one pace final furlong, 3rd of 15, 4 3/4l behind Cool Sky (8-2) at Goodwood 2m 5f hcp (2) sft in Aug.
Ya Jammeel 10-11fav (9-6) Made all, clear over 1f out, ridden out, won at Epsom 1m 4f hcp (5) gs in Aug beating Hepplewhite (9-1) by 3 1/2l, 6 ran.
St Mary's 7-4 (9-12) Tracked leader until over 11f out, stayed handy, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, no impression on winner final furlong, 2nd of 4, 4l behind Rolling Maul (9-4) at Ffos Las 2m hcp (4) hvy in Aug.
Warp Factor (IRE) 16-1 (9-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 6th of 9, 15 3/4l behind Nathan (9-7) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (4) sft in Aug.
Gabrial's Star 66-1 (9-0) Held up in rear, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 12, 17 1/4l behind Dubawi Fifty (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Zenafire 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Berrahri (9-6) at Chester 1m 5f hcp (4) gs in Jul.
La Vie En Rose 5-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, went 2nd approaching final furlong, no chance with easy winner, 2nd of 8, 6l behind Tomorrow Mystery (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp fll (5) pol in Aug.