None of these can be easily dismissed at the weights though JUST LILLE stands out on recent form. Ann Duffield's charge has to be forgiven a poor run here last time but scored over track and trip before that and has an apprentice's allowance in her favour today. The remainder all arrive out of sorts but Gran Maestro went close at Doncaster in June and Town Mouse won a claimer at Leicester in the same month. The latter has failed to complete in a couple of hurdle races since but still makes more appeal than the rest.
Gran Maestro (USA) 16-1 (9-6) Held up, hampered 3f out, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 16l behind Arc Light (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Jul.
Indepub 22-1 (10-0) Soon pressed winner, lost place 3f out, weakened and behind final furlong, last of 6, 13l behind Special Meaning (9-2) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Just Lille (IRE) 5-2 (8-11) 5th of 8, 9l behind Activate (8-11) at Catterick 1m 4f Classified Claiming Stakes (0-75) (4yo+) (6) gf in Jun.
Yasir (USA) 6-4fav (9-3) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 7th of 10, 11l behind King Torus (9-10) at Lingfield 1m clm stks (6) pol in Jul.
Bollin Dolly 8-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 29l behind Full Toss (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gd in Jul.
Town Mouse 4-7fav (9-1) Slowly away, held up in rear, headway on outside over 4f out, led over 2f out, ridden clear over 1f out, easily, won at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (6) gd in Jun beating Newnton Lodge (9-12) by 15l, 7 ran.