Fast ground may have been a legitimate excuse for NEW YOUMZAIN's poor latest effort. He'd scored over 1m4f at Thirsk before that and breeding suggests he'll stay this longer trip. Plenty of others have decent claims including Suzi's A Class Act, twice a winner over 1m6f last month and Lady Bluesky, who also bids for a hat trick after landing a double at Ayr. Brighton winner Ethics Girl could figure, Teak can be relied on to run his race and Bradbury has a shout after a couple of placed efforts over 2m.
Valid Reason 14-1 (9-11) Chased leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 6th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Lily In Pink (10-0) at Newbury 1m 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Ethics Girl (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, came to near side in straight, chasing leaders over 1f out, ran on to lead close home, won going away (poor visibility), won at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug beating Fleeting Image (8-1) by 1l, 13 ran.
Suzi's A Class Act 4-1fav (10-0) Made all, clear with 1 rival halfway, ridden over 1f out, stayed on strongly, unchallenged, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug beating Abundantly (8-11) by 3 1/2l, 10 ran.
Los Nadis (GER) 11-4fav (9-1) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed and stayed on inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Amazing King (8-13) at Musselburgh 1m 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in May.
Higgy's Ragazzo (FR) 25-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, well in rear, lost touch over 4f out, soon pulled up, in a race won by Ethics Girl (9-6) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug, 13 ran.
Teak (IRE) 6-1 (9-12) Tracked leaders, headway on inside 3f out, ridden to challenge 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, kept on, won at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Jul beating Juno The Muffinman (8-11) by 1 1/4l, 11 ran.
Spirit of Adjisa (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Awkward leaving stalls and slowly away, keen early in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 5th of 7, 15l behind L Frank Baum (9-4) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Lady Bluesky 11-4 (9-6) In touch, soon chased leaders, went 2nd over 5f out, led 3f out, ridden over 1f out, pressed inside final furlong, held on well towards finish, won at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul beating Yours Ever (8-13) by 1/2l, 7 ran.
Bradbury (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Raced in 3rd and off the pace, lost 3rd over 2f out, went 3rd again over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 6, 1 1/4l behind Sohcahtoa (9-2) at Musselburgh 2m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Shabak Hom (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, keen hold, ridden to challenge over 2f out, staying on strongly when bumped closing stages, 2nd of 9, nk behind Little Dutch Girl (9-3) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
New Youmzain (FR) 10-1 (8-13) Steadied start, always in rear, last of 7, 14l behind Bridgehampton (8-2) at Sandown 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gf in Jul.