CONVINCE has been in great form all season and is given the strong vote to land the finale at the expense of Cape Rock and This Ones For Eddy. The selection has won three times this year, the latest of those back on the turf at Brighton. He has been raised 4lbs for his troubles, which does not seem unfair and if he can recapture his best form he is sure to go close once again. Cape Rock is still a maiden after 11 outings. He has however run well in defeat on a number of occasions and should be noted in the market on his seasonal reappearance. This Ones For Eddy won at Pontefract back in April off an 8lb lower mark. He has run well since off his current mark and caught the eye when second at Hamilton last time out so is short listed to go close once again. That said Convince is the form horse in the race and is the preferred pick.
Willridge 20-1 (8-10) Chased leaders over 3f, weakened rapidly, tailed off, last of 11, 46l behind Alfresco (8-10) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in May.
Cape Rock 5-1 (9-3) Slowly away, pulled hard, steadied towards rear, headway to chase leading pair over 1f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Pivka (8-12) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Oct.
This Ones For Eddy 6-1 (9-7) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on same pace, 2nd of 9, 2 3/4l behind Mountain Cat (8-10) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Millfields Dreams 7-1 (8-12) Tracked leader until over 1f out, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 5l behind Halsion Chancer (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Manere Bay 3-1fav (9-1) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on outside approaching 2f out, weakening when edging right over 1f out, 5th of 6, 10l behind Sendreni (9-3) at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Mar.
Direct Debit (IRE) 16-1 (9-1) Held up behind leaders, headway over 1f out, driven to challenge and every chance approaching final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 15, 6l behind Marvo (9-0) at Pontefract 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in May.
Shakespeare's Son 16-1 (8-11) Chased leaders over 3f, 10th of 11, 13l behind Invincible Lad (9-4) at Leicester 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Sawpit Sunshine (IRE) 33-1 (8-11) Always towards rear, driven over 2f out, soon struggling, last of 13, 21l behind Sweet Gale (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Pulled hard early, mid-division, ridden 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 11, 6l behind Shaded Edge (8-10) at Lingfield 7f hcap (6) pol in Mar.
Convince (USA) 10-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, trying for run when not much room on stand rail and lost place over 3f out, headway over 1f out, strong run inside final furlong, led post, won at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May beating Mr Fantozzi (8-13) by ns, 10 ran.
Lordship (IRE) 33-1 (7-13) Keen in touch, behind from halfway, 14th of 15, 48l behind Prince Rossi (8-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Sun Catcher (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Lost place and towards rear after 1f, no danger after, 8th of 11, 5l behind Vegas Baby (8-12) at Windsor 6f clm stks (5) gd in May.
Just Jimmy (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened soon after halfway, 9th of 15, 8l behind Prince Rossi (8-6) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
Rowaad 16-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden along halfway and weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 5l behind Silly Gilly (8-6) at Thirsk 7f hcp (6) gf in May.
Harrison's Flyer (IRE) 50-1 (8-3) Keen, held up, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 11, 8l behind Mountain Cat (9-7) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Black Draft 100-1 (9-7) Led for 1f, struggling halfway, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 16l behind Straitjacket (8-6) at Lingfield 7f sell stks (6) pol.