Sweet Request could be the answer to this trappy contest with Dart and Verbatim the others to consider. The selection was a clear second behind Gordonsville here last time and this filly can gain her reward tonight for a string of consistent efforts. She has the best of the draw here and she can provide Seb Sanders with another winner. Verbatim ran well from a poor draw at Chester last time so she merits respect again here, especially as the draw has been kind to her tonight. In contrast, Dart has not been done any favours by stall 11 and she shapes as though she will be seen to better effect over a longer trip. Lord Of The Lake showed a bit of promise on his debut at Newmarket but he will need to show significant improvement to get competitive, and we will side with Sweet Request who can land the prize.
Covert Mission 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear, effort when hampered over 1f out, no chance after, 11th of 15, 8l behind Gallego (9-6) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Oct.
Garrya 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders until weakened over 2f out, last of 12, 40l behind Summer Bounty (9-5) at W'hampton 1m 4f Stks (41-45) (7) pol in Oct.
Lord of The Lake 100-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 17l behind Urban Spirit (9-3) at Newmarket 1m 2f 3yo mdn (3) gd in Jul.
Cumae (USA) 100-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden 4f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 35l behind Viva Vettori (9-3) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn stk (5) pol in Sept.
Dart 6-4fav (9-4) Dwelt, held up, not clear run 2f out, headway and effort over 1f out, not quicken final furlong, slightly short of room near finish, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Hatton Flight (9-3) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Karrumba (IRE) 66-1 (9-0) Always behind, lost touch final 3f, tailed off, last of 9, well behind Going To Work (9-0) at Folkestone 1m 2f 3yo mdn fll (5) gf in Apr.
Sweet Request 7-4 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, no impression 1f out, 2nd of 8, 5l behind Gordonsville (9-10) at W'hampton 1m 4f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Oct.
Verbatim 10-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear, pushed along 4f out, switched right well over 2f out, stayed on under pressure from over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 12, 7l behind House Maiden (8-7) at Chester 1m 2f mdn fll (4) gd in Sept.
Vivacita 11-4 (8-12) Chased leaders to over 4f out, 7th of 8, 43l behind River Deuce (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 4f mdn aut stk (6) pol in Oct.
Jajoleen (IRE) 28-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 15, 8l behind Noora (9-1) at Chepstow 1m 4f clm (6) gf in Sept.
Jaufrette 100-1 (9-1) Always in the rear, 11th of 12, 26l behind Featherlight (9-1) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sept.
Beresford Lady 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, gradually faded, 6th of 13, 4l behind Prince Noel (8-12) at W'hampton 1m 1f stk 0-55 (6) pol in Oct.