Only five runners in this but all have some sort of chance. Arnold Lane is arguably the most vulnerable as his three runs so far have all been on fast ground while the once-raced Ihsas has her first start on turf having won her maiden on the Polytrack. Gusto has tackled Listed company in his last two outings and will appreciate the drop in grade, while Artistic Jewel is open to further improvement following her close-up third at Doncaster. But we'll give another chance to REX IMPERATOR, who didn't get the run of the race in a valuable sales event on Town Moor earlier this month. He'll appreciate the give in the ground here and can get back to winning ways.
Arnold Lane (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Tracked leading pair, effort to press winner over 1f out, ridden and every chance, inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 5, 1/2l behind Top Cop (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo nov stk (5) gf in Aug.
Gusto 4-1fav (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and effort well over 1f out, kept on same pace, gradually weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 7l behind Gerfalcon (9-2) at Ripon 6f Listed stks 2yo (1) sft in Aug.
Artistic Jewel (IRE) 11-2 (8-8) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 5, 3/4l behind Eureka (9-3) at Doncaster 6f 2yo stks (2) gd.
Ihsas (USA) 10-11fav (9-0) Slowly into stride, soon recovered to mid-division on outside, went 2nd travelling well over 2f out, led over 1f out, pushed clear final furlong, easily, won at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol beating Medea (9-0) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Rex Imperator 16-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on, no impression, 13th of 21, 5l behind Reply (9-2) at Doncaster 6f 2yo aut (2) gd.