Flying North can be hard to peg back if allowed an easy lead but will face plenty of competition on the front end today from the likes of Empress Ali and Twenty Times and that could set things up for a finisher. LORELINA has been racing over further so a strong pace will play to her strengths and she may be improving quickly enough to complete the hat-trick, though Exhort is another who will likely be doing her best work at the finish. Dancer Cross is having a first run in the country on Turf and Appointed will need to improve on recent efforts.
Flying North 8-1 (9-10) Made all, ridden over 1f out, ran on, won at Newmarket 1m hcp fll (3) sft in Aug beating Daddies Girl (9-4) by 2 3/4l, 6 ran.
Lorelina 10-3 (9-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd 8f out, led approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Salisbury 1m 4f hcp fll (2) gs in Aug beating Hyanna (8-11) by 1/2l, 6 ran.
Empress Ali (IRE) 9-1 (10-0) Soon led, pushed along over 3f out, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra close home, 5th of 6, 3 3/4l behind Asoof (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp fll (3) gd in Aug.
Exhort 12-1 (8-10) Held up towards rear, steady headway over 3f out, switched right and chased leaders over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 6 1/4l behind Pivoine (9-7) at York 1m 2f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Twenty Times (IRE) 7-2 (9-8) Led and set steady pace, ridden and edged left 2f out, soon headed, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 6, 5 1/2l behind Spirit Of Appin (9-1) at Ffos Las 1m 2f hcp fll (3) gs in Aug.
Appointed 16-1 (9-5) Prominent, lost place when hampered and stumbled 2f out, soon eased and behind, 14th of 15, 33 1/4l behind Archi's Affaire (9-8) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Dancer Cross 20-1 (9-8) Behind, switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to take 3rd place, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Crystal Moonlight (8-11) at Chelmsford City 1m 2f hcp fll (3) pol in Sep.