This bunch don't inspire much confidence though Bateleur should do better back over the minimum trip and Chester Deelyte has claims on July's third at Redcar. Cloth Ears' only win came on the all-weather, but she showed a bit more in soft ground at Brighton last time having slipped down the weights, and the same comment applies to AVONVALLEY. She's now 14lb lower than when last winning in November and her recent second at Nottingham suggests she's ready to strike once again. Lord Of The Reins does his winning on the Polytrack nowadays along with Know No Fear, although both can race off lower marks back on the turf.
Lord of The Reins (IRE) 25-1 (9-8) Slowly away, always in rear, 10th of 13, 9l behind Escape To Glory (9-5) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
The Strig 16-1 (8-9) Keen tracked leader, led after 2f, ridden and headed over 1f out, soon weakened, 13th of 12, 18l behind Ivory Silk (9-10) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Jun.
Bateleur 12-1 (8-3) Outpaced, never on terms, 11th of 13, 12l behind The Name Is Frank (8-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Know No Fear 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 6th of 12, 6l behind Wavertree Warrior (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jan.
Chester Deelyte (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Stumbled and unseated rider start, in a race won by Dangerous Illusion (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug, 10 ran.
Cloth Ears 25-1 (8-5) Led and soon 2 lengths clear, ridden 2f out, headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Commandingpresence (9-4) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Avonvalley 50-1 (8-8) Held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, switched left and chased winner inside final furlong, kept on, no impression, 2nd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Crimson Queen (9-6) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Bird Dog 66-1 (8-10) Raced wide in touch, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 21l behind Katy's Secret (9-6) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.