Gran Canaria Queen has the beating of Secret City on the form book and wasn't beaten far over 5f here last month. Hills Of Dakota is 6lb better off with the penalised Mysterious Wonder than when beaten just under two lengths at Hamilton and there shouldn't be much between the pair today. They both appear to have the beating of Compton Heights while Khelman has to be worth a second look after his head second at Hamilton when Alexandrakollantai was fourth. It's three years since KUANYAO last won a race but he's well handicapped as a result and finally showed a glimpse of his old form at Carlisle last time. He must have a decent chance of going one better here.
Gran Canaria Queen 9-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders far side in 3rd, led that group over 2f out, ridden and kept on well, no impression on stands side leaders, 4th of 20, 2 3/4l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Khelman (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Close up, ridden when hung right 2f out, switched left and soon driven to press winner entering final furlong, just held, 2nd of 10, hd behind Baron Run (8-9) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Secret City (IRE) 8-1 (10-0) With leader on stands side rail, ridden and lost place when edged left 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 11, 21l behind Gran Canaria Queen (8-12) at Thirsk 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Kuanyao (IRE) 10-1 (11-4) Tracked leaders, went 2nd over 1f out, driven and kept on to press winner inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Lothair (10-4) at Carlisle 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Lucky Lodge 11-1 (8-11) Outpaced towards rear, ridden and no impression when hung left over 1f out, kept on in closing stages, no threat, 10th of 11, 5l behind Oldjoesaid (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Alexandrakollontai (IRE) 15-8fav (8-7) Rider removed hood late slowly away in rear, ridden over 2f out, edged right and headway over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 4th of 10, 4l behind Baron Run (8-9) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Hills Of Dakota 10-1 (9-12) Prominent, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Mysterious Wonder (8-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Compton Heights 6-1 (9-8) In rear, headway on outer over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 2l behind Irish Girls Spirit (8-12) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Pitt Rivers 66-1 (8-13) Always towards rear stands side group, 17th of 20, 12l behind Boris Grigoriev (9-4) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Mysterious Wonder 6-1 (8-10) Led after 2f, ridden and ran on final furlong, won at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep beating Hills Of Dakota (9-12) by 1 3/4l, 11 ran.
Black Douglas 5-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd inside final furlong until close home, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Lees Anthem (8-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Saxonette 10-1 (8-12) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on to go 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Pull The Pin (8-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Meshardal (GER) 16-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance well over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 14, 4l behind George Fenton (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.