MUKHABARAT put a very disappointing effort at Chepstow behind him when landing a Doncaster maiden in the style of an improved performer. He faces a much stiffer test here but should progress again and can gain his first handicap success. Lucky Di certainly deserved her first success on Turf at Goodwood as she had been running well while Hot Secret is probably best over 5f but this is a very fast track and she could last home. Marjong may prove the main threat as she has taken some time to find her form but was always in command at Warwick and there's more to come.
Firmdecisions (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders in 4th, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 7l behind Majestic Moon (8-9) at Goodwood 7f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gd in Aug.
Mukhabarat (IRE) 3-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, led 2f out, pushed along and quickened 1f out, soon edged right, held on towards finish, won at Doncaster 6f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug beating Thorntoun Lady (9-0) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Marjong 6-4fav (9-0) Went right start, off the pace in rear, left 4th 4f out, headway halfway, ridden to lead over 1f out, hung right inside final furlong, driven out, won at Warwick 5f mdn flls stks (5) gf in Aug beating Teeline (9-0) by 1 3/4l, 5 ran.
Lucky Di 12-1 (9-8) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, led well inside final furlolng, kept on, won at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug beating Dominium (9-11) by 2l, 11 ran.
Prince Regal 8-1 (9-7) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance entering final furlong, weakened towards finish, 5th of 9, 6l behind Benoni (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Silkelly 7-2 (9-7) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 4, 11l behind Gran Canaria Queen (9-1) at Newcastle 6f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Hot Secret 5-4fav (8-13) Tracked leaders on inside, switched right inside final furlong, stayed on to 2nd final strides, no impression on winner, 2nd of 4, 1l behind Emjayem (9-2) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) fm.