Croseco Cusan, Circadian Rhythm and Hobson look set to fight out the finish in this handicap and the vote is given to HOBSON. The selection ran well on his return from a break when chasing home Effigy at Salisbury last time out. He shaped that day as though he could be ready to get his head in front and with ground conditions to suit he looks to have been found a good opportunity. Croeso Cusan won well last time but that was on a soft surface and this Diktat filly will find life tougher on these terms back on quicker ground. Circadian Rhythm has been in decent form on the all-weather but this drop in trip is not sure to play to her strengths and for that reason she is passed over. Kannon has been running well of late but she is best over 7f and we will stick with Hobson as our choice to land the prize.
Casela Park (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Pulled hard, soon mid-division, switched left well over 1f out, soon carrying head awkwardly, no real headway, 7th of 10, 4 1/2l behind Siren Sound (9-5) at W'hampton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Plumage 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 4f out, weakened 2f out, 7th of 13, 17l behind Josr's Magic (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Sept.
Hobson 20-1 (8-5) Led to 3f out, soon ridden, not quicken final furlong, 4th of 12, 2l behind Effigy (9-1) at Salisbury 1m app hcp (5) gd in Sept.
Lancaster Lad (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Pulled hard, soon prominent, every chance over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 8, 10l behind Cinerama (8-7) at Bath 1m 3yo app hcp (5) gf in Sept.
Circadian Rhythm 5-1jt-fav (9-3) In rear, pushed along over 4f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 14, 4l behind Carmela Maria (9-2) at Great Leighs 1m 2f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Sept.
Croeso Cusan 4-1jt-fav (7-13) Steadied start and keen, held up, headway from 2f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, comfortably, won at Brighton 1m hcap (6) sft in Sept beating Out Of Nothing (8-9) by 3 1/2l, 9 ran.
Kannon 3-1fav (8-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and effort 2f out, led 1f out, headed well inside final furlong and lost 2nd final strides, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Convallaria (9-3) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Island Treasure 9-1 (9-8) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 15, 7l behind Moves Goodenough (10-0) at Salisbury 1m ldy rds hcp (6) gd.
Nikolaievich (IRE) 11-2 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, no progress over 1f out, 4th of 8, 7l behind Cinerama (8-7) at Bath 1m 3yo app hcp (5) gf in Sept.
Carpe Diem 7-2fav (8-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on final furlong, not reach leaders, 6th of 15, 3l behind Outside Edge (8-13) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sept.
Miss Clarice (USA) 22-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division, ridden and hung badly left 2f out, soon eased, 13th of 15, 15l behind Space Pirate (8-10) at Brighton 1m 3yo hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Jemiliah 20-1 (9-2) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, headway on inside 2f out, never nearer, 6th of 14, 6l behind Carmela Maria (9-2) at Great Leighs 1m 2f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Sept.
Mganga 33-1 (8-4) Held up towards rear, effort under pressure well over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 11l behind Intabih (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Follow The Band 33-1 (9-0) Chased leader until ridden and weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, 19l behind Izzibizzi (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn aut stk (6) pol.
Be Free 14-1 (8-8) Took keen hold, held up, headway 6f out, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 13l behind Contrada (8-9) at Brighton 1m 2f 3yo app hcp (6) gf in Sept.
Rockjumper 9-1 (8-8) Led 1f, chased leader, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 11l behind Valdan (9-4) at Great Leighs 1m 2f stk 0-55 (6) pol in Sept.