Plenty of these are looking to make up for recent below-par efforts and INTHAR is taken to do so. He was only beaten a head over C&D on his penultimate start and is dropped in class today. Night And Dance has failed to improve on July's short-head defeat at Sandown and Franco Is My Name is now 8lb higher than when scoring at Folkestone in June. Tuscania went close at Haydock in August but hasn't figured since and Mawaakef has done little since finishing second in a better handicap than this at Epsom during the summer.
Mawaakef (IRE) 40-1 (9-4) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 10th of 15, 26l behind First Mohican (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Night And Dance (IRE) 5-1 (9-10) Tracked leaders, weakening when short of room over 2f out, 9th of 13, 8l behind Afraah (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Oct.
Franco Is My Name 14-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway over 3f out, never dangerous, 6th of 7, 17l behind Fire Ship (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Tuscania 14-1 (9-0) Raced far side tracked leader, ridden to join leader 3f out, weakened final furlong, 14th of 15, 29l behind Hippy Hippy Shake (9-1) at Newmarket 1m fll hcp (2) sft in Oct.
Ellemujie 33-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 28l behind First Mohican (9-4) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Oct.
Parigino (FR) 14-1 (8-12) 4th of 16, 1/2l behind Hail Holy Queen (8-10) at Compiegne(FR) 1m 3yo hcp gs in Jun '11.
Inthar (USA) 11-4 (9-7) Steadied start, took keen hold, held up in last pair, staying on when not clear run and switched left over 1f out, switched left again inside fnal furlong, kept on, never able to challenge, 4th of 8, 4l behind Duke Of Clarence (9-2) at Windsor 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Islesman (9-2) 98th of 13, 30l behind Planet Elder (8-11) at Chantilly(FR) 1m clm stks gs in Oct.
Fantasy Gladiator 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, in rear and pushed along, headway over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 6th of 9, 5l behind Royal Empire (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-90 (3) pol in Aug.
Casual Mover (IRE) 14-1 (9-6) Tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 11th of 18, 11l behind Knowe Head (9-4) at Newmarket 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in May.
Sakhee's Pearl 20-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, disputing 2nd on inside from 2f out until over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 2 1/2l behind Looking On (9-6) at Sandown 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Danube River 5-2fav (9-4) Slow into stride in rear, headway over 7f out, ridden and outpaced over 5f out, 8th of 13, 40l behind Saaboog (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Oct.