AETNA has held her form well since scoring at Newcastle in June. A close-up third at Ayr on her latest start, she gets another chance. She'll need to reverse running with Ayr runner-up Imperial Legend but the latter has been well beaten since, while Naabegha has also been thereabouts of late but over 6f. Judge 'N Jury is still capable at this level though Confessional beat him at Haydock last month and Love Island finished ahead of El Viento over 6f at Ripon last time. Bondesire won over today's trip at the same track in August and Even Stevens went close at Nottingham during the week but is upped in class for this.
Confessional 33-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, lost place well over 2f out, 18th of 19, 18l behind Mass Rally (9-7) at York 6f hcp 105 (2) gd.
Judge 'n Jury 25-1 (8-12) With leader centre, ridden inside final 2f, soon lost place, weakened final furlong, 13th of 15, 10l behind Steps (8-12) at Ascot 5f Listed stks 3yo (1) sft.
El Viento (FR) 9-1 (8-11) In touch, pushed along over 2f out, staying on and not much room entering final furlong, kept on towards finish, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Doc Hay (9-5) at Ripon 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Doctor Parkes 50-1 (9-7) Mid-division, lost place 3f out, stayed on inside final furlong, no danger, 10th of 19, 6l behind Take Cover (9-4) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Love Island 14-1 (8-12) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, soon challenged, weakened towards finish, 4th of 11, 2 1/2l behind Doc Hay (9-5) at Ripon 6f hcp 105 (2) gd in Sep.
Singeur (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, not clear run well over 1f out, soon switched right, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 19, 6l behind Take Cover (9-4) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Naabegha 14-1 (9-4) Held up, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on to go 2nd inside final furlong, not trouble winner, 2nd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Ashpan Sam (9-5) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-95 (3) sft.
Imperial Legend (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up, not clear run over 2f out, headway over 1f out, unable to get on terms with leaders, 6th of 19, 4 1/2l behind Take Cover (9-4) at York 5f hcp 0-95 (3) gd.
Aetna 5-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders far side, led that group over 1f out, kept on and edged right inside final furlong, just held by stand side leaders, 1st in far side group, 3rd of 24, 1/2l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Bondesire 16-1 (9-1) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, no extra close home, 5th of 12, 3l behind Lancelot Du Lac (9-7) at York 6f 3yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Sep.
Maglietta Fina (IRE) (8-9) 8th of 14, 5l behind Wedge Trust (8-9) at Chantilly(FR) 5f Listed stks (1) sft.
Smart Daisy K 5-1 (8-11) Taken to post early, keen tracked leaders, ridden and every chance inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind El Viento (9-0) at Chester 5f hcp 0-100 (2) gd in Aug.
Tumblewind 10-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 14, 1 3/4l behind Ambitious Icarus (8-7) at Ripon 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Even Stevens 10-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, headway over 2f out, challenged over 1f out, soon ridden and every chance, kept on same pace, held inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1l behind Da'quonde (9-1) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Angus Og 11-1 (9-0) Slowly away, behind far side group, kept on final furlong, no impression, 8th of far side group, 19th of 24, 8l behind Hazelrigg (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.