Barq and Rule Of Nature both have claims on this race after both weren't beaten far off their current marks as does Freddie's Girl, who was less than a length back from the selection DUBAI MEDIA last time. While a bare reading of that form would have Freddie's Girl ahead of the pick after the subsequent weight swing Dubai Media seems to be on an upward curve as Ed Dunlop's runner looks to land a hat-trick with an unbeaten record over this distance.
Edinburgh Knight (IRE) 10-3 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway travelling strongly over 2f out, led over 1f out, headed and no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 13, 1l behind Brick Red (9-4) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Dubai Media (CAN) 9-4fav (9-8) Raced wide towards rear, headway on outside over 1f out, chased leading trio entering final furlong, pushed along and hanging left, ran on to lead final 75 yards, won at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug beating Freddie's Girl (9-3) by 3/4l, 10 ran.
Crown (IRE) 7-2 (9-7) Dwelt, soon tracking leaders, under pressure halfway, soon one pace, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Hairspray (9-4) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Red Avalanche (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 6th of 12, 5l behind Kanaf (9-1) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd.
Rule Of Nature 12-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run 2f out, soon squeezed through, chased leaders over 1f out, no extra and lost 3rd close home, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Thrill (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Aug.
Haadeeth 13-2 (9-5) Towards rear, effort when edged right inside final furlong, not pace to challenge, 8th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Kanaf (9-3) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Arabian Pride 10-1 (9-7) Keen, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakening and held when hampered over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Audacity Of Hope (9-9) at Newmarket 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep '09.
Edgewater (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, effort over 2f out, weakened approaching final furlong, 8th of 9, 9l behind Parvaaz (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Barq (IRE) 7-4fav (9-8) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 1 1/4l behind Hazzard County (9-3) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Clifton Bridge 7-1 (9-7) Started slowly, never on terms, always behind, 9th of 10, 13l behind Solemn (9-10) at Newbury 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Freddie's Girl (USA) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leader, driven to narrow lead 100 yards out, soon headed and not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Dubai Media (9-8) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
The Strig 5-1 (8-10) Chased leading pair, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 6, 11l behind Falasteen (9-3) at Epsom Downs 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.