Ready preference is for SPEEDY DOLLAR here with Hadaf and Laddies Poker Two others that are likely to attract support. The favourite has won the last three renewals of this race and it would be no surprise to see Michael Jarvis' charge fill that position following his defeat of Hoh Mike at Yarmouth. There may be not be as much kudos to be taken from claiming that scalp as once was the case but it proved that Speedy Dollar's career is back on track. The drop back in trip clearly suited him and whilst it couldn't be argued that he's well handicapped on his form the fact that his shrewd trainer pitched him into Listed company for his seasonal return suggests that he may be capable of better yet. Support for Striking Spirit would bring him into the equation whilst Film Maker and Exhibition would have claims if the headgear has a positive effect but the likes of Spanish Bounty and Nacho Libre probably have enough weight on their backs. Laddies Poker Two impressed on debut and made a satisfactory return to action at Newmarket when seemingly running out of gas in the seventh furlong. This shorter trip could prove key to her chances and she should go close if building on that run. Supporters of Hadaf will need to forgive a poor run at Great Leighs but it may be worth doing so as he has looked useful at best and looks capable of winning from his present mark. His trainer is finishing the season with a rattle and the demands of this race should suit his challenger. Hadaf does have a question to answer after that performance though which means that we'll be siding with Speedy Dollar.
Spirit of Sharjah (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Dwelt, held up, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 14l behind Battle Paint (8-13) at Doncaster 6f stk (3) gd in Aug.
Nacho Libre 14-1 (9-3) Always behind, last of 11, 12l behind Kalahari Gold (9-1) at Newmarket 7f hcp 0-105 (2) sft in Aug.
Spanish Bounty 8-1 (9-10) Led, ridden 2f out, headed 1f out and one pace, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Shifting Star (9-6) at Ascot 6f 3yo hcp (2) gs in Aug.
Van Bossed (CAN) 33-1 (8-13) Towards rear, weakened 2f out, 18th of 21, 14l behind Hogmaneigh (9-6) at Doncaster 6f hcap (2) sft.
Exhibition (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened well over 1f out, 12th of 13, 11l behind Thebes (8-7) at Newmarket 6f 3yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Film Maker (IRE) 9-4 (9-2) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden halfway, never near leaders, 8th of 10, 6l behind Benllech (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-95 (3) pol.
Speedy Dollar (USA) 7-1 (8-7) Made all, ridden 2f out, found extra towards finish, won at Yarmouth 6f stk (3) gd beating Hoh Mike (9-2) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Laddies Poker Two (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Pulled hard in rear, headway on bit over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ridden and found little, 3rd of 13, 2 1/2l behind The Jostler (8-7) at Newmarket 7f fll hcp (3) gs in Aug.
Mount Pleasure (USA) 33-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders, weakened quickly over 1f out, last of 12, 9l behind South Cape (8-9) at Goodwood 7f hcap (2) sft.
Striking Spirit 15-2 (8-6) Mid-division, pushed along before halfway, soon lost place, 16th of 19, 13l behind Brave Prospector (9-0) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Jun.
Hadaf (IRE) 4-1 (9-5) Held up, weakened 2f out, 10th of 12, 7l behind Cheveton (9-6) at Great Leighs 5f hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.
Berbice (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 10, 5l behind Osiris Way (9-4) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Aug.
Great Charm (IRE) 10-1 (9-2) Held up, headway and not much room well over 1f out, kept on same pace, 11th of 21, 10l behind Main Aim (9-4) at Doncaster 6f hcap (3) sft.
Aye Aye Digby (IRE) 15-2 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on from over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 12, 4 1/2l behind South Cape (8-9) at Goodwood 7f hcap (2) sft.
Masada (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, driven over 2f out, chased winner final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 13, 1l behind Superduper (8-13) at Windsor 6f 3yo hcp (4) gf in Jul.
Silver Wind 8-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, under pressure over 2f out, no progress, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 5l behind Underworld (9-7) at Newbury 7f hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Aug.
Pavershooz 6-1 (9-5) Towards rear, outpaced 2f out, ridden and headway 1f out, kept on final furlong, no impression, 5th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Moonage Daydream (7-13) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp (4) gs in Aug.
Pretty Bonnie 8-1 (9-2) Held up in touch, ridden 2f out, kept on, not pace to challenge, 5th of 11, 2l behind The Jobber (9-5) at Yarmouth 5f hcap (4) gd.