INTABIH is the selection for our finale with La Troupe and Director's Chair put up as alternative picks. Clive Brittain's colt shaped with a degree of promise at Great Leighs on two recent outings and in a race where many have had chances he looks to still be open to some level of improvement. La Troupe does not appear to be one of the stable stars at John Gosden's yard. She was well beaten at Kempton on her most recent outing. Director's Chair won at Yarmouth on the turf and drops back in trip today. Game Park looks to have plenty of weight and may need the handicapper to give a helping hand. Azure Mist is 0 from 11 but has four seconds in the formbook. Beetuna promised to be a fair handicapper but hasn't quite lived up to expectations. Always Certain is the sole Mark Johnston runner at the meeting. Mick Channon has taken this contest previously and the West Illsley handler relies on Mganga this afternoon. Hellfire Bay meanwhile has yet to recapture juvenile promise.
Game Park (USA) 9-1 (9-0) Raced on outside in mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon beaten, 11th of 14, 8l behind Hallingdal (9-0) at Kempton 1m hcap (5) pol in Sept.
Azure Mist 4-1co-fav (9-1) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, slightly hampered over 4f out, led inside final furlong, headed near finish, 2nd of 8, nk behind Cinerama (8-7) at Bath 1m 3yo app hcp (5) gf in Sept.
Intabih (USA) 10-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, not clear run inside final furlong, eased, 3rd of 15, 1 1/2l behind Le Chiffre (9-0) at Great Leighs 1m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Director's Chair 16-1 (8-8) Led early, tracked leaders, got through on rails over 2f out, soon driven and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 11l behind Falcativ (9-2) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
La Troupe (IRE) 10-3 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up and raced wide, driven along 3f out, soon struggling, 8th of 10, 20l behind Bluebell Ridge (8-12) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn aut stk (5) pol.
Hyde Lea Flyer 25-1 (8-10) Raced keenly, mid-division, lost place over 2f out, no impression when hung left over 1f out, 6th of 12, 8l behind New Star (9-6) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bookiebasher Babe (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Tracked leader, led over 3f out, hard ridden final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 12, shd behind Miss Pelling (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp (6) pol.
Themwerethedays 4-1fav (9-3) Towards rear, switched sharply left over 2f out, driven and kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 13, 8l behind Grey Boy (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sept.
Beetuna (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon chasing leading pair, no impression, 3rd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Romantic Verse (9-2) at W'hampton 7f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Sept.
Always Certain (USA) 12-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 10th of 13, 7l behind Mixing (8-5) at Kempton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sept.
Hellfire Bay 33-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 14th of 16, 19l behind Addikt (9-6) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo hcp (5) gs in Jul.
Alseraaj (USA) 50-1 (8-13) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 15, 18l behind Zennerman (8-12) at Chester 1m app hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Mganga 16-1 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, no impression, 11th of 15, 15l behind Poppets Sweetlove (9-7) at Yarmouth 7f hcap (6) gd in Sept.