Nawamees is bound to be popular with backers given his good recent form but Gary Moore's gelding is undoubtedly better on the Polytrack or on faster ground and a better bet looks to be PRINCE SAMOS, with Boundless Prospect rated the best of the rest. The selection has not won for some time but Ed McMahon's gelding has as a result slipped to a decent mark and ran well on his favoured testing ground when chasing home She's Our Lass at Haydock in July, form on which he looks worth a bet. Michael Chapman's McEldowney is capable of taking a hand but is inconsistent, while George Baker's Siryena is likely to find this tougher than the race that she won at Brighton earlier this month. Boundless Prospect has been racing well on both the Polytrack and on fast ground of late but handles more testing conditions so cannot be discounted but preference is for Prince Samos.
McEldowney 100-1 (9-1) Always behind, 14th of 18, 22l behind Closertobelieving (8-11) at Doncaster 1m 2f stk 0-85 (3) sft.
Gem Bien (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Towards rear, effort and headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 14, 12l behind Wodhill Schnaps (9-0) at Southwell 7f Stks (41-45) (7) fbs in Jun '07.
Nawamees (IRE) 4-5fav (9-12) Slowly into stride, soon mid-division, headway 2f out, soon ridden, ran on strongly inside final furlong, nearest finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind What's Up Doc (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f clm (6) pol.
Prince Samos (IRE) 7-2jt-fav (9-1) Prominent, ridden along when outpaced over 2f out, stayed on towards finish, 5th of 8, 6l behind Major Magpie (9-7) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Stage Acclaim (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, in touch, ridden 3f out, soon struggling, 9th of 13, 9l behind Liberally (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Credential 5-1 (8-10) Prominent, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Astrolibra (8-13) at Yarmouth 1m 2f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Boundless Prospect (USA) 9-4fav (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden along and headway over 2f out, one pace final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Intersky Melody (8-6) at Redcar 1m 2f clm (6) frm in Jun.
No To Trident 13-2 (8-13) Close up, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 8l behind La Columbina (7-9) at Newbury 1m 2f clm (4) gs in Aug.
Siryena 20-1 (8-0) Steadied start, soon prominent, headway wide to lead 2f out, edged left, ran on well final furlong, asserted final 75 yards, pushed out, won at Brighton 1m 2f clm (6) gd beating Tank Commander (8-9) by 1l, 9 ran.
Miss Porcia 16-1 (9-9) Behind, headway over 2f out, not trouble leaders over 1f out, never dangerous, 8th of 15, 8l behind Western Roots (10-8) at Newbury 1m 2f amt hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Champagne Dancer 66-1 (9-3) Steadied start, always in rear, last of 11, 23l behind Inventor (9-3) at Bath 1m 2f 2yo mdn (5) gs in Oct.
Better In Heaven 33-1 (8-13) Slowly away, pulled hard early, always rear, 12th of 14, 25l behind Action Impact (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.