A truly terrible contest where BEST ONE is the most tentative of selections to beat Rhapsilian. It's just as tricky to rule any in here as it is to rule them out, but Best One has been much better than this in the past, winning off a mark of 70 in the spring of last year. Ron Harris has had his runners in decent nick just lately, this trip suits his gelding and while he is far from a good thing he might just be up to it. Rhapsilian is another from an in-form yard and she too has some very solid form from higher marks in the relatively recent past. This trip may just be on the short side for her but she can go well. Granakey would prefer slower ground, while Lily Jicaro is bang out of form but did make the frame from this mark on turf in the summer. Conditions and trip suit You'relikemefrank, and he has frame claims, and with the Gary Moore stable emerging from a quiet spell Rapanui Belle can't be ruled out, but if you must wager then Best One might just live up to his name.
Lily Jicaro (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Pressed winner to 3f out, weakened quickly over 2f out, 10th of 11, 22l behind Boho Chic (8-10) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Granakey (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Led 2f, remained prominent, weakened over 3f out, 13th of 15, 30l behind Sularno (9-7) at Great Leighs 1m hcap (6) pol in Jun '08.
Head To Head (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Pulled hard, chased leaders, ridden 3f out, weakened final furlong, last of 11, 5l behind Briannsta (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol.
You'relikemefrank 20-1 (9-3) Chased winner, ridden and no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3 1/2l behind Edith's Boy (9-3) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Best One 8-1 (8-11) Not much room start, held up, headway over 2f out, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Milton Of Campsie (9-2) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Sonhador 33-1 (9-0) Chased leading pair, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 5l behind Straboe (8-2) at Yarmouth 6f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Rapanui Belle 14-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leaders on rails, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace after, 4th of 7, 5l behind Edith's Boy (9-3) at Kempton 5f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Colombard (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Mid-division, came wide entering straight, headway and edged left over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 4l behind La Gifted (9-1) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-50 (7) pol in Sep.
Nawaaff 33-1 (8-10) In touch, ridden over 2f out, stayed on final furlong, 3rd of 13, 4l behind Namu (9-5) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-55 (6) fm in Jul.
Rhapsilian 16-1 (8-13) Took keen hold, held up in rear, never a factor, 8th of 9, 8l behind Welsh Opera (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Ishibee (IRE) 33-1 (8-0) Tracked leaders, switched right half way, soon pushed along, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 10, 7l behind Even Bolder (9-0) at Goodwood 5f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Franchesca's Gold 15-2 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 1f out, soon held, 6th of 12, 8l behind Tillers Satisfied (8-1) at Wolverhampton 5f 2yo sell stks (6) pol in Oct '08.