Nearly all of these can be given a chance of sorts but HIERACH is a course and distance winner and rates a tentative selection having finished second at Kempton last time. For Shia And Lula is not easily dismissed on the back of a victory at Lingfield and Sleipnir went close to opening his account when third at Leicester. Hawk Moth has been placed here either side of winning on the Turf at Lingfield and course regular Fairy Mist is usually in the mix at this level.
For Shia And Lula (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, all out, won at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jul beating Darnathean (9-3) by 1l, 13 ran.
Hierarch (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, chased winner 3f out, stayed on one pace, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Secret Success (9-12) at Kempton 7f app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Jul.
Jontleman (IRE) 10-1 (9-6) Steadied start, behind, headway over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 4l behind White Russian (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Perfect Mission 6-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 4th of 9, 2 1/2l behind White Russian (9-0) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Sleipnir 6-1 (9-0) Prominent, driven and every chance inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Matravers (9-0) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn 0-70 (5) gf in Jul.
Hawk Moth (IRE) 11-4fav (9-9) Held up in touch on inside, headway tracking leaders going well over 2f out, ridden and went 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace and no chance with winner final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Emman Bee (9-9) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Fairy Mist (IRE) 9-2fav (9-4) Held up in touch, headway tracking leaders 3f out, effort on outside and strong run inside final furlong, finished well into 3rd final 120 yards,not quite reach leading pair, 3rd of 12, 1/2l behind Clapperboard (9-4) at Brighton 7f sell hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Buxton 12-1 (8-7) Behind, outpaced over 2f out, ridden and stayed well to chase leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 13, 2 3/4l behind Bertie Blu Boy (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.