Sbraase went close at Chelmsford last time but is hard to catch right and VIVRE POUR VIVRE makes more appeal. Ed Dunlop’s charge found the step up to Class 2 company beyond him last time but had landed a double before that and this extra distance is expected to bring further improvement. Nigel has a similar profile to the selection though has already won over 1m4f at Brighton while Mijhaar is not out of this dropping down class. Cape Of Glory is also capable on his day but not the most predictable.
Watersmeet 6-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led over 9f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 8, 9 3/4l behind Fire Fighting (10-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Mijhaar 14-1 (9-0) Led until over 3f out, weakened quickly, behind and eased final 2f, tailed off, last of 15, dist behind Barsanti (9-10) at York 1m 4f hcp stks (2) gd in Aug.
Slowfoot (GER) 66-1 (9-0) Held up, in rear, never involved, 11th of 14, 15 1/4l behind Sandro Botticelli (9-0) at Sandown 2m lst stks (1) sft in Jul.
Nigel 7-1 (9-11) Led after 1f, ridden and headed entering final furlong, no extra, 5th of 6, 5 1/4l behind Brorocco (8-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp (3) gf in Jul.
Sbraase 9-2 (9-13) Slowly away, held up, towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Tenzing Norgay (8-9) at Chelmsford City 1m 5f hcp (4) pol in Aug.
Vivre Pour Vivre (IRE) 15-2 (9-2) Took keen hold in touch in 5th, not much room on inside over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 7th of 15, 11 1/4l behind Imperial Aviator (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f hcp (2) gd in May.
Cape Of Glory (IRE) 11-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 6 3/4l behind Multellie (9-4) at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp (3) gd in Aug.