Three-year-olds have won four of the past six and can keep up the sequence with EXNING HALT. James Fanshawe's charge has been unfortunate to bump into a couple of well-handicapped types on his two latest starts and this should prove within his capabilities. Spyder will love the conditions but it was only a moderate event that he finished runner-up in at Nottingham and a 3lb rise looks harsh. Chatterer twice ran well over this trip before finding 1m4f beyond her at Ripon but the main threat looks to be Cape Explorer. James Tate's charge has won twice - both times on this track on fast ground. He's never raced on going this soft but if taking to it then he'd be in the frame. Sky Khan has been going well on Polytrack and there's no reason why he shouldn't improve on Turf while Kampai ran her best race to date on very heavy going at Brighton a week ago.
Chatterer (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Raced wide keen held up, headway to track leaders 8f out, pushed along over 4f out, switched left 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Bright Applause (8-10) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Sakhee's Pearl 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd on inside from 2f out until over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Looking On (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Amazing Blue Sky 40-1 (9-0) Led, headed over 2f out, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 14, 24l behind First Mohican (9-5) at Redcar 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Cape Explorer 11-4 (8-13) Led, headed over 1f out, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Singalat (9-2) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) fm in Sep.
Exning Halt 10-3 (8-8) Raced centre held up, headway over 2f out, every chance from over 1f out, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 9, nk behind Odin (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (6) gd in Sep.
Spyder 6-1 (11-6) Led 2f, tracked leader until led again over 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Follow The Flag (11-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Solfilia 9-2 (9-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Majestic Zafeen (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol in Aug.
Sky Khan 11-4 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 4th, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, led inside final furlong, headed last 100 yards, no extra, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind Daliance (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Malih 20-1 (9-4) Prominent early, tracked leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 10l behind Sky Crossing (9-2) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Ela Gonda Mou 7-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 3f out, ridden 2f out, headed and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Almuftarris (9-2) at Nottingham 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Kampai 16-1 (9-7) Held up, headway and every chance over 1f out, soon chased wiiner, one pace final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Tawseef (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.