Emiratesdotcom races off the same mark as when only beaten half-a-length by Tenbridge over course and distance 11 days ago and likes it here. The top weight must go on the short-list again but The Great Gabrial has never won on Turf and turned in a shocker at Catterick three weeks ago. The extra furlong could be a problem for Windsor fourth Little Choosey but the trip is ideal for THANKYOU VERY MUCH. James Bethell doesn't run many here so the fact that his filly has made the trip down from Middleham is significant and she ran a fine race on her handicap debut at Haydock after winning her maiden at Beverley. She may be the one to beat.
Emiratesdotcom 7-1 (9-12) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, switched left inside final furlong, stayed on well under pressure in closing stages, went 2nd close home, not reach winner, 2nd of 14, 1/2l behind Tenbridge (9-5) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Valdaw 16-1 (9-2) Outpaced in rear, headway when hampered over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 7l behind Muftarres (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Ozz 33-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/4l behind Rigolleto (9-6) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Little Choosey 16-1 (8-13) Soon crossed over to lead on rail, riddden and headed over 1f out, chased leader until inside final furlong, no extra soon after, 4th of 12, 4l behind Jinker Noble (9-12) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
The Great Gabrial 15-2 (9-8) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 14l behind Dhhamaan (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
My Learned Friend (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 22l behind Brocklebank (9-0) at Ascot 7f app hcp (0-85) (4yo+) (4) gf in Jul.
Carlarajah 25-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders, lost place halfway, 8th of 10, 22l behind Tight Fit (9-1) at Newmarket 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Thankyou Very Much 16-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon ridden and headed, kept on same pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Goldstorm (10-0) at Haydock 1m flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Thewestwalian (USA) 150-1 (9-7) Led, headed well over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 6th of 7, 17l behind Prime Exhibit (9-7) at Leicester 1m sell stks (6) gf in May.
Schoolboy Champ 33-1 (8-2) Slight lead on near side rail, headed over 3f out, lost 2nd 3f out, chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Tenbridge (9-5) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Frosted Off 20-1 (9-0) Towards rear, never a factor, 9th of 11, 17l behind Megaleka (8-3) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Annie Besant 33-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, weakened final furlong, 5th of 6, 10l behind Iptisam (9-8) at Chester 7f mdn stks (4) gs in Aug.