ELSIE'S ORPHAN continues to improve and scored over C&D on her latest start. As that was her first outing over today's trip, she should be capable of better still and gets the vote to follow-up. Requisite also won over track and trip in September, but she was three lengths behind fourth-placed Sakhee's Pearl back at this track last time and the latter can confirm running. Sermons Mount has gone off the boil since winning over 6f in August and Sir Mozart has been well beaten of late, though he has claims on the best of his form over today's trip.
Sakhee's Pearl 9-2 (9-3) Held up, headway 2f out, kept on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 10, 3l behind Eclipseoftheheart (8-13) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Requisite 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 10, 7l behind Eclipseoftheheart (8-13) at Kempton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Sep.
Elsie's Orphan 14-1 (9-7) Close up in 5th on outside, went 2nd 2f out, led inside final furlong idled in front, always just doing enough, won at Kempton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug beating Leelu (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Bassett Road (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, in touch, weakened 2f out, 11th of 13, 10l behind Loki's Revenge (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Sermons Mount (USA) 16-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace and no impression, 7th of 16, 6l behind Seeking Magic (9-3) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Al Aqabah (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 10l behind George Guru (9-0) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
City Legend 20-1 (9-3) Always in rear, last of 11, 39l behind Chookie Royale (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Mac Tiernan (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 15th of 16, 15l behind Smoky Cloud (9-7) at Gowran Park 7f app hcp 50-75 gd in Sep.
Copperwood 12-1 (9-4) Fly leapt start, slowly away, in rear, never a factor, 8th of 11, 9l behind Khajaaly (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Sir Mozart (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Slowly away, headway to track leaders after 2f, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 27l behind Dr Wintringham (9-3) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 6-1 (8-11) Raced wide mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 5l behind Seneschal (8-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Bubbly Braveheart (IRE) 16-1 (8-0) Dwelt in rear, ridden over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 10th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Tourist (8-6) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Speak The Truth (IRE) 20-1 (7-12) Keen tracked leaders, effort 1f out, soon every chance, not quicken near finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Doncosaque (7-12) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.