HI FILWAH undoubtedly has the ability to win a race like this but has now started favourite in his last five races. He's given one final chance as his likely market rivals are proving equally frustrating with Cracking Choice having already had 17 starts and Shillito yet to really threaten this year. The filly Bond's Gift wouldn't have to be anything special to go close on debut as she's speedily-bred and she makes more appeal than cheap purchase Chessfield Park.
Chessfield Park Byron gelding out of Annie Harvey.
Cracking Choice (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) With leader, led narrowly over 2f out, ridden 1f out, kept on until headed and no extra final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Lucky Lodge (8-10) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Hi Filwah (USA) 7-4fav (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 1f out, every chance entering final furlong, no extra near finish, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Be Lucky (9-0) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Moss The Boss (IRE) 33-1 (8-2) Prominent on inside, led over 4f out until halfway, ridden and lost 2nd over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 7, 19l behind Solarmaite (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Aug.
Shillito 9-2 (9-5) Tracked winner until over 3f out, took keen hold, pushed along over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 4l behind Sky Garden (9-0) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Spirit Of Parkes 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 22l behind Be Lucky (9-0) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gf in Aug.
Mrs Medley 150-1 (8-10) Keen mid-division, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 17l behind Cwmni (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Jan '12.
Bond's Gift Monsieur Bond filly out of Bond Shakira.