NOOR AL HAYA is the only recent winner on show having landed a 2m handicap at Chepstow last month. She's been placed on a couple of starts since and looks the safest bet in a poor contest. Honey Haven finished closer last time but that was in soft ground over 2m2f and Mr Vendman makes more appeal as he gets first-time blinkers after a recent narrow-margin defeat at Nottingham. Between The Lines wasn't beaten that far at Kempton on his penultimate start and is preferred to Vertueux, third at Chepstow back in June.
Between The Lines (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, held up in touch, ridden and edged left 4f out, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 7th of 8, 21l behind Nolecce (8-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Ponte Di Rosa 33-1 (11-1) In touch, pushed along 6f out, soon in rear, tailed off, last of 15, well behind Tartan Jura (11-9) at Goodwood 2m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Oct.
Waving 25-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 11, 8l behind Arch Event (8-4) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Venir Rouge 20-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 12, 12l behind Annaluna (8-9) at Ffos Las 2m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Vertueux (FR) 33-1 (9-3) Reared and slowly into stride, soon chasing leaders, pushed along over 3f out, ridden inside final 2f, weakened soon after, 6th of 9, 13l behind Beacon Lady (9-13) at Brighton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Lac Sacre (FR) 11-4 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 6th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Gabrial's Hope (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Moaning Butcher 8-1 (8-1) Chased leading trio, ridden to press leader over 2f out, led briefly over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 14, 12l behind Embsay Crag (9-4) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Noor Al Haya (IRE) 9-4 (9-7) In touch in rear, headway 5f out, ridden to press winner from 2f out, held towards finish, 2nd of 6, 1/2l behind Fitzwilly (9-2) at Lingfield 2m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Honey Haven (IRE) 20-1 (7-7) Held up towards rear, headway on outside 3f out, chased leaders 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 10, 2l behind Princesse Fleur (8-11) at Chepstow 2m 2f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) sft.
Mr Vendman (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Tracked leader, pushed along 5f out, ridden to lead over 2f out, edged right over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 8, hd behind Hattie Jacques (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Sings Poet 100-1 (9-1) Dwelt always in rear, weakened 4f out, tailed off, 8th of 9, well behind Phiz (8-10) at Lingfield 1m 5f mdn stks (5) pol.