Tajheez keeps creeping up the weights despite not winning while Couloir Extreme remains 5lb higher than when scoring at Windsor in June. Grendisar scored over track and trip before finding 1m6f beyond him at Haydock and has every chance but SWEET DEAL is just preferred. A winner over a shorter trip at Goodwood last September, he was having his first start since back at the same track last month and much better is expected here with that pipe-opener under his belt.
Tajheez (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) In rear, ridden and headway approaching 2f out, soon edged right, chased winner approaching final furlong, no impression, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Pearl Castle (8-13) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Zipp (IRE) 9-2 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) sft in Aug beating Sharareh (8-13) by 3 1/2l, 11 ran.
Couloir Extreme (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 12th of 13, 23l behind Retirement Plan (9-5) at Goodwood 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Grendisar (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Ran in snatches, tracked leading pair, niggled along halfway, struggling when lost 3rd 4f out, weakened over 3f out, tailed off and eased, last of 4, well behind Good Evans (8-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jun.
Sweet Deal (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up in last trio, headway on inside over 3f out, 4th and one pace over 1f out, 4th of 8, 7l behind Magog (9-4) at Goodwood 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Poetic Verse 16-1 (8-4) Always towards rear, 6th of 8, 13l behind Astra Hall (8-10) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Strawberry Jam 12-1 (7-12) Keen in rear, closed 4f out, soon ridden, weakened over 2f out, last of 4, 31l behind Quick Jack (9-0) at Newmarket 1m 4f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Flemish School 9-4 (8-12) Led, quickened over 3f out, headed over 2f out, no extra final furlong, 3rd of 5, 6l behind Jadesnumberone (8-9) at Ffos Las 1m 3yo fll stks (4) gd in Aug.