Gosbeck would have preferred a faster surface and recent York winner Bridle Belle has something to prove over the longer distance. REQUIRE will be suited by both trip and ground, however, having won in heavy earlier this year and going in again over 1m4f at Leicester last time. Luca Cumani's filly is preferred to Polytrack winner Bedazzled and Pontefract scorer Abundantly, who is upped in class today. Jane Lachatte's best form has been over 1m2f and Rio's Rosanna has looked in the handicapper's grip since scoring at York back in June.
Qushchi 20-1 (9-3) Dwelt, mid-divison on outside, headway 4f out, chased leaders 3f out, weakened 2f out, 9th of 14, 24l behind Gallipot (8-9) at Newmarket 1m 4f fll lst stks (1) gd in Sep.
Rio's Rosanna (IRE) 9-2 (9-2) Slowly away, in rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on well inside final furlong, went 4th last 100 yards, 4th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Viking Storm (9-9) at Doncaster 1m 4f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Gosbeck 5-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway when not clear run over 1f out, ridden to chase winner just inside final furlong, keeping on one pace when not much room inside final furlong, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Surprise Moment (9-6) at Newmarket 1m 4f flls hcp 0-95 (3) gf in Sep.
Bridle Belle 11-2 (9-5) Mid-division, headway when not much room over 2f out, went 2nd 1f out, stayed on under pressure to lead towards finish, won at York 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct beating Crown Counsel (9-8) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Anjaz (USA) 10-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, never a factor, 5th of 11, 7l behind Dr Yes (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-100 (2) pol in Oct.
Require 11-2fav (9-7) Tracked leader, driven to challenge over 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Oct beating Burnham (8-10) by hd, 11 ran.
Bedazzled 4-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon chasing leaders, every chance over 1f out, no extra close home, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Lady Loch (8-6) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) hvy in Sep.
Always The Lady 14-1 (9-1) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 7th of 12, 11l behind Lady Loch (8-6) at Haydock 1m 2f flls hcp 0-130 (3) hvy in Sep.
Varnish 8-1 (8-12) Tracked leading pair, went 2nd over 2f out, soon ridden, lost 2nd inside final 2f, 4th and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 4 1/2l behind Pallasator (9-7) at Haydock 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) hvy in Sep.
The Giving Tree (IRE) 11-1 (8-10) Held up in last pair, headway under pressure on outside over 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 11, 6l behind Princess Caetani (8-13) at Newbury 1m 2f flls hcp 0-85 (4) hvy in Oct.
Jane Lachatte (IRE) 7-2 (8-12) Held up, ridden 3f out, headway 2f out, driven inside final furlong, stayed on to press winner towards finish, 2nd of 8, 1/2l behind Our Gal (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m 2f flls hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Oct.
Abundantly 10-1 (9-5) Held up, headway to chase leading pair over 2f out, led on bit entering final furlong, pushed out, won at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Oct beating Stunning View (9-7) by 2 1/4l, 12 ran.