KHEFYN beat Colourist, who runs in the opener, by six lengths on soft ground at Chepstow last week so conditions here aren't going to be a problem. Also a winner over C&D in July, Ron Harris' colt is fancied to defy his penalty in this slightly higher grade. Michael's Song produced a better effort when going handicapping at Goodwood last time but Hardy Red appears to be going backwards and Bay Laurel has his first run on Turf and ran a shocker when favourite over 7f at Lingfield last time. Scoobys Girl also needs to improve on what she's shown so far.
Khefyn (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Behind, reminder after 1f, headway halfway, went 2nd 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, easily, won at Chepstow 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug beating Colourist (9-7) by 6l, 8 ran.
Hardy Red (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden 2f out, not troubled leaders, 5th of 9, 6l behind Ronaldinho (9-3) at Kempton 6f 2yo hco 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.
Bay Laurel (IRE) 5-2fav (8-12) Close 5th on outside, pushed along 3f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 11, 9l behind Great Run (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jul.
Michael's Song (IRE) 8-1 (8-0) Keen tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 4 1/2l behind Opt Out (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Katy Spirit (IRE) 14-1 (7-12) Held up in rear, headway on outer entering final 2f, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 7, 6l behind Opt Out (9-2) at Goodwood 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Scoobys Girl (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Close up in 4th, ridden halfway, kept on final furlong, never a threat, 3rd of 4, 6l behind Need You Now (8-6) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Twinwood Star (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 6, 1 1/2l behind Spray Tan (8-13) at Bath 5f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.