Siberian Belle has been raised 4lb for winning at Yarmouth but Laura Barry again takes off 7lb and Richard Fahey's filly must have every chance of doubling her tally getting 16lb from Brighton and Southwell winner Community, who will again be partnered by Leonna Mayor. Alshazah and Belle Park are other recent winners but the form of the former's victory at Salisbury looks dubious and the latter would prefer a longer trip. We're inclined to take a chance on ALFIE JOE who has only had five starts and appears to be improving. Last month's C&D third behind Tanforan was a decent effort in the context of this contest and he can race off the same mark today.
Community (USA) 6-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, readily, won at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug beating Ace Of Spies (9-5) by 1 3/4l, 12 ran.
Quite A Catch (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Chased leaders over 4f, 12th of 14, 47l behind Croeso Mawr (9-1) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Midas Moment 20-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, held up in rear, headway on outside halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 6, 15l behind Rhagori (9-7) at Bath 1m flls hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Alshazah 11-1 (8-12) Dwelt, soon in mid-division, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Salisbury 1m all hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Grand Piano (8-8) by 1 3/4l, 14 ran.
Greek Islands (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) With leaders, led over 5f out, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 19l behind Roy The Boy (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
West Leake (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden on outside over 2f out, soon beaten, 10th of 12, 13l behind Perfect Mission (9-3) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Menadati (USA) 16-1 (9-0) Always behind, 14th of 16, 17l behind Mount Abora (8-9) at Newbury 1m 1f app hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Belle Park 14-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, behind, good headway on outside over 2f out, soon ridden, led over 1f out, kept on, won at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug beating Iguacu (8-12) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Pacey Outswinger (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, weakened over 3f out, 10th of 11, 10l behind Aviso (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-68 (6) pol in Jan.
Lord Deevert 40-1 (8-2) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, tailed off, 10th of 14, 18l behind Iguacu (8-6) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gf.
Chicamia 20-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, in rear, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 14l behind One Way Or Another (9-3) at Brighton 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Siberian Belle (IRE) 11-2 (8-6) Chased leaders, going well over 3f out, ridden to lead 2f out, kept on well inside final furlong, won at Yarmouth 1m app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug beating Percythepinto (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 9 ran.
High Five Prince (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Held up mid-division, went 6th over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 5th of 12, 12l behind Joyful Spirit (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Alfie Joe 8-1 (7-13) In touch, pushed along halfway, hung left over 1f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, stayed on and pressed for 2nd in closing stages, no chance with winner, 3rd of 7, 2 1/2l behind Tanforan (9-2) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Boragh Waters (IRE) 33-1 (8-7) Awkward start, held up, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 11, 8l behind Mount Mayday (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.