Muqarred won easily over track and trip last month but has been raised 8lb and BREAK THE SILENCE is preferred. The latter completed a double over 7f here with last month’s success and this longer trip is not a problem for Scott Dixon’s charge. Bond Angel has past form on the Fibresand while Makambe scored at Kempton last time and French Twist and Dreamseller are recent winners at Wolverhampton. My Amigo has tumbled down the weights and finished runner-up at Chelmsford last week and Ambersand is the least exposed.
Elhafei (USA) 11-4 (9-4) In touch in rear, wide and headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, 2nd of 6, 2 3/4l behind Zzoro (9-10) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp (4) gd in Sep.
Thornaby Nash 11-2 (9-10) Chased leaders to over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 16 3/4l behind Be Kool (9-0) at Redcar 1m stks (5) gd in Sep.
Snow Ocean (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) In rear, headway over 2f out, went 2nd inside final furlong, kept on, no chance with winner, 2nd of 9, 4 1/2l behind Severnaya (9-5) at Chepstow 7f stks (5) gs in Sep.
Makambe (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Held up towards rear, steady headway on wide outside 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, went 2nd and ran on under pressure inside final furlong, led final strides, won at Kempton 1m hcp (5) pol in Sep beating Highfaluting (9-6) by nk, 13 ran.
Love Your Work (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Raced keenly, towards rear, headway over 1f out, no impression, 9th of 14, 6 1/4l behind Topology (9-0) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (5) pol in Sep.
Muqarred (USA) 7-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders going well, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, stayed on well, comfortably, won at Southwell 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Khaan (9-4) by 5l, 11 ran.
My Amigo 25-1 (9-13) Tracked leader, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Hindaam (9-5) at Chelmsford City 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Ambersand (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, hung left over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 8, 9 1/2l behind Bring Us Paradise (9-3) at Epsom 1m 1f hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Bond Angel 16-1 (9-9) Slowly away, keen in rear, some late headway, never dangerous, 7th of 12, 6l behind Purgatory (9-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Watheer 25-1 (8-13) Prominent, led after 2f, headed 4f out, in touch, driven over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 10 1/4l behind International Man (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp (5) gs in Aug.
French Twist 15-2 (9-4) Tracked leader, pushed along to join leader 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, asserted close home, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Aug beating I Think So (9-7) by 1l, 12 ran.
Dawn Breaking 4-1 (9-1) Led and set strong pace, ridden over 1f out, headed and outpaced inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 2 1/4l behind Betty Grable (8-12) at Carlisle 1m hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Dreamseller (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, headed well inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 13, 1 1/4l behind My Ukulele (9-4) at Ayr 1m hcp (5) gd in Sep.
Break The Silence 9-2 (8-13) In touch on outside, ridden to lead 2f out, stayed on well final furlong, won at Southwell 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep beating Mister Freeze (8-13) by 1 1/4l, 13 ran.