Burnham has gone close the last twice including a narrow defeat over today's trip in slow ground at Salisbury. Winning partner Richard Hughes is back on board and the three-year-old should be in the firing-line again. Sunny Future was still beaten 13 lengths when runner-up at this track last time and Twelve Strings is proving frustrating, returning a beaten favourite in four of his last five starts. Cyrus Sod is not without a chance but STUNNING VIEW ran her best race so far on her handicap debut at Pontefract last time and gets the nod with more to come.
Oldrik (GER) 10-1 (9-2) Dwelt in rear, good headway from over 3f out, pressing for 2nd between horses when ran out of room over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 9, 3l behind Becausewecan (9-13) at Ffos Las 1m 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Sep '11.
Tidal Run 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, hampered on inside over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 12th of 17, 14l behind Consider Yourself (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (3) sft.
Madame St Clair (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Behind, smooth hedway on outside 3f out, led over 2f out, rider dropped whip soon after, pushed along headed inside final furlong, one pace, 2nd of 13, 3l behind Presto Volante (9-5) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Burnham 11-2fav (8-10) In touch, effort well over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 11, hd behind Require (9-7) at Leicester 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
Sunny Future (IRE) 16-1 (9-10) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 2f out, headed over 1f out, plugged on, 2nd of 13, 13l behind Just When (8-11) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Hallmark Star 11-1 (9-7) Keen held up in touch in rear, ridden over 2f out, plugged on, never a factor, 4th of 5, 10l behind Courtesy Call (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Aug.
Twelve Strings (IRE) 5-4fav (9-7) Tracked leaders on inside, outpaced over 4f out, not much room and switched outside 3f out, 5th 2f out, soon ridden, rallied to take 3rd well inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Rythmic (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Villa Royale 6-1 (8-10) Raced centre in rear, headway over 2f out, ridden and weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Odin (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (6) gd in Sep.
Jalors (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, kept on and headed towards finish, 2nd of 11, nk behind Vexillum (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Cyrus Sod 7-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden entering final furlong, kept on, 5th of 10, 2 3/4l behind Tis Rock 'n' Roll (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Stunning View (USA) 11-2 (9-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, driven and stayed on to go 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Abundantly (9-5) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Humungosaur 5-1 (9-3) Led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 4, 9l behind Livery (9-3) at Chester 1m 2f mdn stks (4) hvy in Sep.
Highlife Dancer 9-1 (9-2) Keen close up, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 7l behind Tawseef (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Misk Khitaam (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Held up in touch, ridden and lost place over 5f out, well beaten over 3f out, 7th of 9, 20l behind Seven Veils (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.