Most of these are looking for a return to form but not so FORTROSE ACADEMY. The penny looked to have finally dropped with him when second on the Polytrack last time and he gets the tentative vote. Those with the past form to figure include Quick Bite, third at Newcastle in August, and Serene Oasis, who was below par on soft ground last time which doesn't bode well for her chances today. Pashan Garh would have leading claims if repeating July's second at Newmarket and Dubious Escapade would go close on her win at Beverley back in May.
Golconde (IRE) 50-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up towards rear, ridden and edged left over 1f out, no headway, 9th of 11, 8l behind My Son Max (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Quick Bite (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) In touch on outside, chased leader over 3f out to over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 16l behind It's A Mans World (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Serene Oasis (IRE) 11-2 (9-3) With leader on outside, led 3f out to 2f out, soon ridden, weakened 1f out, 5th of 13, 16l behind Conry (9-3) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Pashan Garh 7-1 (9-3) Led until over 2f out, soon outpaced, kept on final furlong, 5th of 14, 12l behind Panzanella (8-12) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn (5) gs.
Dubious Escapade (IRE) 7-1 (9-1) In touch, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 5th of 7, 8l behind Hayek (9-0) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Jul.
Travis County (IRE) 18-1 (9-4) Soon outpaced, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 10, 10l behind Elusive Bonus (8-10) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Mount Mayday (IRE) 9-4fav (9-4) Took keen hold in mid-division, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 5th of 13, 2 1/2l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Fortrose Academy (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) With winner, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no imporession inside final furlong, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Admiralty (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Dolly Diva 25-1 (9-6) Slowly into stride, in rear, stayed on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Cross The Boss (9-0) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Sir Windsorlot (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Held up mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, no impression, 4th of 10, 7l behind Come Hither (9-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Bengaline 66-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra entering final furlong, 8th of 13, 7l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Sabore 9-1 (8-6) Held up, pushed along 4f out, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 12l behind Marford Missile (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) sft in Sep.