Loving Spirit scored over track and trip earlier in the month but was well beaten over 7f here last time along with Kosika. Daniel Tudhope has won on both Stand My Ground and Music In The Rain this year but prefers their stablemate INGLEBY ANGEL in this. The latter was not beaten far in soft ground at Haydock last time with Le Chat D'Or and Our Boy Jack further behind. Gabrial won off a much higher mark at Meydan early this year and is preferred to God Willing and the veteran Osteopathic Remedy.
Loving Spirit 6-1 (9-7) Behind, moderate progress inside final furlong, never threatened, 7th of 10, 10l behind Suzi's Connoisseur (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-110 (2) hvy.
Gabrial (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Held up towards rear and raced wide, effort on outside 3f out, hung left over 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 9, 14l behind Sudden Wonder (9-1) at York 1m 2f (2) gs.
Kosika (USA) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders on rail, not clear run and switched right over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, lost 4th post, 5th of 10, 7l behind Suzi's Connoisseur (9-3) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-110 (2) hvy.
Ingleby Angel (IRE) 11-1 (9-7) Took keen hold, raced wide in mid-division, pushed along on outside 3f out, headway chasing leaders over 2f out, ridden and unable to quicken over 1f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Melvin The Grate (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Stand My Ground (IRE) 8-15fav (10-0) Zero visibility until over 5f out, when in rear, zero visibility from over 4f out until final furlong, led inside final furlong, held on close home, won at Musselburgh 1m 1f clm stks (6) gs in Sep beating Valantino Oyster (9-3) by nk, 6 ran.
God Willing 16-1 (9-6) Held up in mid-division on inside, headway halfway, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd 2f out until approaching final furlong, one pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Imshivalla (8-2) at York 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) gs.
Music In The Rain (IRE) 14-1 (9-4) Towards rear, headway on wide outside tracking leaders over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, eased when no chance inside final furlong, 12th of 13, 13l behind Melvin The Grate (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Le Chat D'Or 12-1 (9-0) Started slowly, held up last, headway on outside under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 13, 4l behind Melvin The Grate (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Our Boy Jack (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Mid-division on inside, effort on inner when not much room over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 6l behind Melvin The Grate (8-7) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Osteopathic Remedy (IRE) 33-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 15, 9l behind Homage (9-0) at York 1m hcp 0-100 (2) sft.