Confirmed mudlark DISTANT PLEASURE gets the nod here ahead of Lambrini Lace, Only A Splash and Downhill Skier. Admittedly the selection has been disappointing so far this season but this is her time of year and with the stable and jockey in good form, there is reason to think that she'll bounce back to form now returned to her favourite course and distance. Downhill Skier has been holding his form well of late and the return to this trip should not hold any fears, although the ground might, whilst Obe Gold bounced back to form last time out. Ishiadancer won a weak maiden at Redcar last time out but this mark of 64 back in handicap grade looks tough, Daring Dream and Russian Music come here on the back of a good run, whilst Only A Splash¿s recent win came good on soft ground at Ripon in July and it would be no surprise to see a return to that sort of form today. Lambrini Lace loves some give undefoot and has to be considered, however she may prefer a shorter trip and so it is confirmed stayer Distant Pleasure who is nominated.
Downhill Skier (IRE) 6-1 (9-8) In rear, pushed along 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 6th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Imperial Sword (9-7) at Ayr 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Obe Royal 12-1 (9-13) Held up, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held near finish, 3rd of 11, 1/2l behind Kyleene (9-8) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Ishiadancer 8-1 (9-5) Led 1f, with leaders, led 2f out, ridden and edged left over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, won at Redcar 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gf in Jul beating Peaceful Rule (9-1) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Daring Dream (GER) 8-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, hard ridden to chase winner well over 1f out, driven to challenge over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Lady Florence (9-3) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) fm in Jul.
Bertie Vista 17-2 (9-4) Led 1f, remained prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to chase winner briefly 2f out, not much room on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 4l behind Bertie Southstreet (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lambrini Lace (IRE) 12-1 (8-5) Chased leaders to halfway, weakened quickly, 11th of 12, 12l behind Welcome Approach (8-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (5) pol in Oct.
Distant Pleasure 4-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 8, 10l behind Play It Sam (9-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Lordship (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Pulled hard in touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 16, 9l behind Dr Wintringham (8-13) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Only A Splash 20-1 (8-0) Chasing leaders, not much room on inner over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 10, 10l behind Realt Na Mara (9-11) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Oscar Wild 16-1 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and hung right over 3f out, soon lost place, no danger after, 9th of 10, 17l behind Society Venue (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Russian Music (USA) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leader, led over 4f out, ridden 3 lengths clear 3f out, driven and headed 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Guga (8-12) at Southwell 1m mdn hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Colombard (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) In rear, ridden and headway on inside entering final 2f, stayed on to take 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Hatman Jack (9-0) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Cross of Lorraine (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Dwelt, in rear, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on final furlong, never nearer, 7th of 15, 10l behind Union Jack Jackson (8-7) at Beverley 7f clm stks (5) gd.
Obe One 66-1 (10-0) Slowly into stride, behind, pushed along and headway centre 2f out, ridden to chase leaders inside final furlong, unable to quicken, 3rd of 14, 4 1/2l behind Realt Na Mara (10-10) at Carlisle 6f am hcp 0-60 (6) gs.