Sopran Nad won over C&D at the start of last month, beating Kenswick and Chepstow specialist DANCING WELCOME. Successful at Southwell subsequently, Frank Sheridan's charge may not have been suited by the Polytrack last time but faces a stiff task at the weights to confirm running with his old rivals. Pat Eddery's filly has run a shocker here since so the vote goes to Milton Bradley's mare, who can usually be relied upon to put her best foot forward. Zalano is blinkered for the first time and has bits of form that entitle him to respect, though is still a maiden. Wolverhampton second Spinning Ridge looks best of the rest but is much better on an artificial surface.
Sopran Nad (ITY) 11-4fav (9-5) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Gazboolou (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Spinning Ridge (IRE) 14-1 (9-9) In rear, struggling 5f out, wide and headway entering straight, ridden to challenge when edged left inside final furlong, kept on, just held, 2nd of 12, hd behind Excellent Vision (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Kenswick 11-1 (9-3) In touch centre, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 15th of 17, 19l behind Cape Kimberley (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Zalano 11-4 (8-11) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 4, 14l behind Yellow Dandy (9-0) at Ffos Las 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Dancing Welcome 6-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 125 yards, no chance with winner, 2nd of 16, 1 1/4l behind Ellies Image (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Cwmni 9-1 (9-0) Dwelt, outpaced and behind, headway inside final furlong, never dangerous, 8th of 17, 6l behind Mary's Pet (9-2) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Justice Walk (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Bumped start, towards rear, weakened 2f out, 15th of 17, 20l behind Moone's My Name (8-12) at Newbury 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf in May.
Renoir's Lady 33-1 (8-8) Always behind, ridden and struggling over 3f out, last of 11, 26l behind Silken Thoughts (8-12) at Newbury 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Doctor Hilary 20-1 (9-0) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced when short of room over 2f out, switched left inside final 2f, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd final 110 yards, finished well, 3rd of 17, 3/4l behind Mary's Pet (9-2) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Beating Harmony 17-2 (9-2) Always towards rear, ridden and struggling over 3f out, 7th of 10, 18l behind Bertie Blu Boy (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Apr.
Jamarjo (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 16l behind Reason To Believe (9-4) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Indian Dumaani 33-1 (8-8) Chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1 fout, 7th of 9, 7l behind Noverre To Go (8-13) at Warwick 6f sell stks (5) gf in Aug.
Flying Cherry (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 15th of 16, 19l behind Kenswick (9-6) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-55 (6) std in Jun.
Lennoxwood (IRE) 25-1 (7-13) Slowly away, raced centre, outpaced and always in rear, 16th of 17, 20l behind Cape Kimberley (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Gibraltar Lass (USA) 66-1 (8-12) Chased leaders on inside, ridden 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 8th of 14, 11l behind Room For A View (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn auc stks (6) pol in Nov.