Illustrious Prince won this from the same mark a year ago and though mainly inconsistent can never be ruled out and a low draw should help. Glenridding likes a tight track and has won around here though he's better handicapped on the all-weather these days. LADY LAYLA has been going well at Wolverhampton but her two career victories have been on Turf and she was in excellent form at this time a year ago so she looks the one to be on from her inside berth. Quick Bite likes plenty of give and ran very well in the mud at Newcastle last time where he was only caught close home over this trip but Early Applause, who has had a couple of runs over hurdles, may find this on the short side.
Cyflymder (IRE) 5-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, no extra towards finish, 5th of 8, 2 1/4l behind Lady Chaparral (9-9) at Carlisle 1m Ladies Handicap (0-85) (3yo+) (4) sft in Aug.
My Single Malt (IRE) 6-1 (9-6) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Fieldgunner Kirkup (9-7) at Thirsk 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Aug.
Illustrious Prince (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Towards rear center, ridden entering final furlong, never dangerous, 12th of 17, 7l behind Bonnie Charlie (8-10) at Thirsk 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Rossetti 9-2fav (9-4) Steadied start in rear, effort when switched sharply right 2f out, ridden and no impression from over 1f out, 8th of 14, 10l behind Good Authority (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Early Applause 7-1 (9-11) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, edged left inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Speedi Mouse (8-13) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Know No Fear 12-1 (9-3) Pulled hard tracking leaders, lost place over 2f out, 13th of 14, 21l behind Quixote (8-9) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Quick Bite (IRE) 9-2fav (9-7) Pressed leader, led over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, hard pressed inside final furlong, no extra when headed and dropped to 3rd towards finish, 3rd of 9, 3/4l behind Ryedale Dancer (8-8) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Glenridding 9-2 (9-3) Pressed winner, ridden and lost 2nd well over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 3rd final furlong, 3rd of 8, 6l behind Amoure Medici (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Lady Layla 3-1fav (9-4) Chased leaders, effort on inside 2f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to chase winner final furlong, held near finish, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Fast Finian (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Frozen Over 12-1 (8-11) Dwelt chased leaders, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 14, 20l behind Good Authority (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Al's Memory (IRE) 7-2 (8-7) Held up, ridden over 2f out, effort over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Right Result (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 15-2 (9-8) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Lady Del Sol (9-10) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.