Esprit De Midas should be thereabouts off his current mark but Abi Scarlet has done her winning over 6f on the Fibresand. Wolverhampton winner Emkanaat has looked high enough in the weights since that victory and Jungle Bay is 7lb higher and upped in class having won at Lingfield last month. AFKAR scored over today's trip at Yarmouth before finishing third over a mile at this track and he gets another chance today ahead of Hurricane Lady and Avonmore Star, both placed on their latest outings.
Esprit de Midas 14-1 (9-4) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Chapter And Verse (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Abi Scarlet (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, ridden and weakened over 2f out, tailed off, last of 11, 45l behind Free Verse (8-3) at Newmarket 7f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (2) sft in Jul.
Midnight Rider (IRE) 11-2 (9-8) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Intransigent (9-8) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Emkanaat 7-2 (9-12) Hampered start, tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 7, 2l behind Bravo Echo (9-7) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Jungle Bay 11-2 (9-5) Prominent, raced alone in centre over 1f, ridden over 2f out, soon edged left, weakened entering final furlong, 10th of 12, 8l behind Goldream (9-7) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Avonmore Star 20-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden over 1f out, ran on strongly final furlong, went 3rd post, not reach leaders, 3rd of 12, 4 1/2l behind Sacrosanctus (9-10) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Afkar (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Led early, chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Royal Empire (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.
Hurricane Lady (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Held up in rear, switched right and headway over 2f out, ran on to chase leaders inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Speedi Mouse (8-3) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Dozy Joe 10-3 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced and behind, effort and wide 3f out, soon hung right, no impression on leaders, 5th of 9, 6l behind Scottish Lake (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Aug.