A LITTLE BIT DUSTY won this off today's mark in 2012. Conor Dore's charge arrives on the back of a win at Thirsk and looks set to make another bold bid. The Ducking Stool has been holding her form well over longer trips while Frosty Berry went close for today's rider at Newbury last time. Pertuis and Merchant Of Medici go well for amateurs and Simon Walker's presence on Aryizad points to a big run from the latter.
A Little Bit Dusty 14-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway 7f out, went 2nd over 2f out, challenging and edged left over 1f out, stayed on to lead towards finish, won at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug beating Midnight Warrior (8-7) by nk, 15 ran.
Aryizad (IRE) 10-1 (9-9) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, soon lost place, 6th of 9, 12l behind Zeus Magic (10-0) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
The Ducking Stool 11-4 (8-8) Raced wide tracked leaders, led 3f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, stayed on, 2nd of 5, 1l behind Rosslyn Castle (9-2) at Yarmouth 2m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Good Speech (IRE) 4-1 (9-12) Soon led, pushed along and headed 4f out, chased leader until over 3f out, chased leaders and kept on same pace over 1f out, 4th of 7, 10l behind Opera Fan (8-11) at Ripon 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Frosty Berry 6-1 (10-2) Held up in last pair, headway on outside over 4f out, soon chasing leaders, went 2nd well over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Victor's Bet (10-9) at Newbury 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Pertuis (IRE) 25-1 (10-5) Held up towards rear on outside, ridden over 3f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 11, 9l behind Nanton (10-11) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Gift Of Silence 5-2 (9-5) Keen held up in touch, took closer order halfway, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on one pace, 2nd of 5, 3 1/2l behind Nebula Storm (9-3) at Windsor 1m 4f sell stks (6) gs in Aug.
Merchant Of Medici 7-1 (9-13) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, challenged and every chance over 1f out, soon ridden, one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Nanton (10-11) at Redcar 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Magnolia Ridge (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, weakened soon after, 13th of 15, 18l behind Sergeant Pink (9-2) at Carlisle 1m 3f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Anton Dolin (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Dwelt, always towards rear, last of 11, 28l behind Sweetheart Abbey (10-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am hcp 0-70 (5) in Aug.
Missy Wells 12-1 (8-6) Mid-division, ridden to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd inside final furlong, no impression, 3rd of 12, 4l behind Frontline Phantom (8-10) at Doncaster 1m 2f app hcp (5) gd in Aug.
Candelita 10-1 (10-0) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Soundbyte (9-11) at Nottingham 1m 6f am hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Business Bay (USA) 100-1 (8-12) Always towards rear, last of 13, well behind Shades of Silver (9-7) at Leicester 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.