KHATIBA does not appear to be the most straightforward of individuals and while many would have thought a step back up to seven furlongs would have been the plan having stayed on well at Nottingham, we'll trust Roger Varian's instincts and recommend her accordingly. Maraayill is another that will be doing her best work at the finish and Marco Botti's filly is respected having won off a 4lb lower mark at Newbury. Grecian was ahead of Munfallet when they met over course and distance and both should give another fair account. Westminster has begun to become expensive but Syrian Pearl has been a credit to her connections with two successes on Lingfield's Polytrack and one on the Turf at Leicester. The handicapper isn't making the prospects of a fourth victory easy by rating her some 19lb higher than when she commenced her rich vein of form but Chris Wall's filly is clearly relishing her racing at present.
Grecian (IRE) 13-2 (9-4) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, driven and went 2nd inside final furlong no chance with winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind High On Life (8-12) at Windsor 5f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Maraayill (IRE) 3-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, went 2nd over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, led close home, won at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun beating Llyrical (8-1) by hd, 13 ran.
Khatiba (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) In rear and outpaced, headway over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Guishan (8-10) at Nottingham 6f flls hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Pull The Plug (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, faded entering final furlong, 4th of 7, 10l behind Sir Guy Porteous (9-7) at Carlisle 7f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Munfallet (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, driven 2f out, outpaced when edged right inside final 2f, soon ridden, stayed on into 3rd inside final furlong, not reach front pair, 3rd of 9, 2 1/4l behind High On Life (9-10) at Doncaster 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Jun.
Syrian Pearl 4-1fav (9-2) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, clear inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf beating Goadby (8-9) by 3l, 11 ran.
Elusive George (IRE) 10-1 (8-12) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 7, 2l behind Captain Myles (9-1) at Haydock 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Comino (IRE) 13-2 (9-8) Dwelt, led, pushed along over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon weakened, 4th of 8, 5l behind Comanchero (8-11) at Chester 1m 3yo app hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Westminster 20-1 (9-0) Led 1f, tracked leader and took keen hold, settled 3rd 4f out, driven along 2f out, chased leaders, one pace inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 10, 5l behind Idea (8-11) at Kempton 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Jun.
Fair Ranger 9-2 (9-7) Chased leader, went 4th over 1f out, soon weakened, 5th of 6, 9l behind Handwoven (8-12) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf.