Mishaal finally got off the mark when winning a maiden race at Musselburgh last time and carries a penalty along with Hierarch. The latter scored at Kempton on Wednesday and should go close again but another recent winner in PEARL QUEEN is just preferred. Chris Wall's filly scored by a cosy couple of lengths on her handicap debut at Leicester and has plenty of scope for further progress. Dhhamaan is more exposed and facing a tougher task after winning a lowly handicap at Catterick and so is Southwell maiden winner Gebayl.
Mishaal (IRE) 7-2 (9-5) Chased leader, led and going well over 1f out, soon clear, won at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf beating Hanalei Bay (9-5) by 5l, 9 ran.
George Fenton 11-4 (10-6) Dwelt, in rear, headway over 1f out, soon ridden and kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Lothair (10-7) at Hamilton 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
Alluring Star 5-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, driven to challenge over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, no extra final 100 yards, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Imaginary World (9-0) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Aug.
Hierarch (IRE) 14-1 (8-9) Chased leaders in 4th, headway over 1f out, pushed along to challenge over 1f out, led inside final furlong, kept on, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Fantasy Gladiator (9-10) by hd, 13 ran.
Pearl Queen 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders far side group, led over 2f out and overall leader, edged left inside final furlong, kept on well, won at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf beating Two No Bids (9-0) by 2 1/2l, 11 ran.
Piccolo Express 14-1 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, ridden inside final furlong, soon went 2nd, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind Excellent Jem (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
King of Kudos (IRE) 25-1 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 24l behind Benoni (9-2) at Sandown 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jun.
Ioannou 4-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, headway on inside over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 3 1/2l behind Bassett Road (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jan.
Gebayl 6-5fav (9-0) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, soon hard pressed, stayed on well, won at Southwell 6f 3yo mdn stks 0-65 (6) fbs in Jun beating Mistress Shy (9-8) by 2 1/4l, 6 ran.
Star Up In The Sky (USA) 12-1 (9-9) Tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 11l behind Black Douglas (8-10) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
True Prince (USA) 9-4fav (9-8) Dwelt and bumped start, held up, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on well in closing stages, unable to reach leaders, 6th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Basle (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Dhhamaan (IRE) 22-1 (9-4) Made all, ridden over 2f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug beating Thatcherite (9-5) by 1/2l, 14 ran.