Aloha handled the step up to 1m4f when second at Lingfield but finished only a length ahead of Alshan Fajer. The latter is weighted to reverse running but with that pair hard to separate, NATEEJA gets the vote. She was beaten a head over today's trip at Yarmouth on her penultimate start and should be in the firing-line once again with a similar effort. Aphrodite Spirit has something to find with Aloha on latest running but makes most appeal of the remainder.
Aloha 4-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, trapped behind wall of horses over 2f out, headway on wide outside well over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, went 2nd towards finish, too much to do, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Alshan Fajer 7-2fav (9-7) Tracked leader, led 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Bold Assertion 28-1 (9-5) Held up, ridden and weakened over 3f out, 5th of 6, 30l behind Alcaeus (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Nateeja (IRE) 5-2 (8-10) Soon chasing winner, driven over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, kept on same pace and no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 6, 6l behind Deficit (8-11) at Bath 1m 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Vandross (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Never going that well in rear, weakened 4f out, eased over 2f out, last of 6, 32l behind Alcaeus (9-13) at Yarmouth 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun.
Moaning Butcher 5-2 (8-5) On and off the bridle, chased leaders until outpaced 5f out, soon lost touch, 5th of 6, 21l behind Deficit (8-11) at Bath 1m 5f mdn hcp 0-70 (5) fm.
Jawinski (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Led 4f, tracked leader, lost place over 3f out, soon ridden and beaten, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 29l behind Knight's Parade (9-3) at Chepstow 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jun.
Many Levels 16-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders early, in touch, ridden 3f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 16l behind Jodies Jem (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.
Aphrodite Spirit (IRE) 20-1 (8-3) Soon led, narrowly headed 2f out, chased leader and still every chance approaching final furlong, lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 14, 3 1/2l behind Duchess Of Gazeley (8-13) at Lingfield 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Honey Haven (IRE) .