Act Your Shoe Size won over 7f in soft going at Catterick in July and has been keeping better company than this since. STORMY WHATEVER has also won in testing ground at Catterick and, as that maiden win was head and shoulders above his other three runs, he looks a genuine soft ground performer so James Given's colt gets the vote. Silvas Romana has continued to rise in the weights without winning since her Chepstow victory in August and Sinai's winning run came to an end at Hamilton last time in similar conditions to today.
Act Your Shoe Size 9-1 (9-0) Led and raced far side, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 4l behind Deepsand (8-12) at Ayr 6f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gs in Sep.
Stormy Whatever (FR) 8-1 (9-5) Tracked leaders, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 16l behind Rusty Rocket (8-9) at Catterick 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Silvas Romana (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) In touch, headway stands' rail over 2f out, led over 1f out, edged left under pressure no extra and headed towards finish, 2nd of 14, 1 1/2l behind Al's Memory (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gs in Sep.
Sinai (IRE) 5-1 (9-7) In touch, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 6l behind Pitt Rivers (9-3) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Fast On (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Prominent, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Aquasulis (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Alnair (IRE) 8-1 (9-0) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 13th of 14, 31l behind Al's Memory (9-2) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-75 2yo (5) gs in Sep.
Blue Shoes (IRE) 11-1 (8-6) With leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 6, nk behind Kimbali (9-7) at Hamilton 6f 2yo auc hcp (5) sft in Sep.
First Phase 9-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden 2f out, well held over 1f out, 11th of 12, 21l behind The Rising (9-3) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Sep.
Quiet Appeal (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Chased leader, ridden over 2f out, lost 2nd 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 18, 14l behind Fiction Or Fact (9-8) at Redcar 1m 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Johnson's Cat (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Tracked leader, led 2f out, pressed over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on one pace, 2nd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Mistress Of Rome (8-6) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) sft in Sep.
Villa Reigns 125-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Eraada (8-12) at Catterick 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.