SNOWBOARDER has to be forgiven a poor effort in Group company at Salisbury last time but comes out best at the weights. He has every chance on his earlier win at Newmarket and may have the edge on Saeed Bin Suroor's duo. Tamarkuz finished last on his belated reappearance so Ehtedaam may prove best of that pair as he scored over track and trip in August. Grey Mirage made a promising comeback at Lingfield though he looks up against it on today's terms while Stand My Ground remains badly out of sorts.
Ehtedaam (USA) 5-2fav (9-10) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway towards outside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Graphic (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Grey Mirage 6-1 (8-11) Led, hard driven when strongly challenged over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 6, 3/4l behind Set The Trend (9-5) at Lingfield 7f cond Stakes (4) sft in Sep.
Maverik 14-1 (8-11) Prominent, chased leader over 5f out, ridden to lead briefly 2f out, weakened quickly approaching final furlong, 13th of 15, 8l behind Graphic (8-13) at Kempton 1m hcp (2) pol in Sep.
Shamir 25-1 (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Ehtedaam (9-10) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-95 (3) pol in Aug.
Stand My Ground (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Raced stand side in touch in rear, weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 25l behind Ascription (9-1) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-110 (2) gs in Sep.
Snowboarder (USA) 3-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders in 5th, went 4th 5f out, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, behind and eased final furlong, last of 6, 22l behind Afsare (9-0) at Salisbury 1m Grp 3 (1) gd in Aug.
Tamarkuz (USA) 7-1 (9-2) Mid-division, lost place 4f out, behind and eased 3f out, tailed off, last of 17, well behind Brownsea Brink (8-6) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Sep.