FARNCOMBE can prevail in this maiden at the main expense of Hay Fever and Lord of The Dance. Marcus Tregoning's filly still has a bit to prove as she was not at her best at Yarmouth last month. However, she had shown plenty on her debut and then at Goodwood and she should be suited by this slightly longer trip. Lord of The Dance is a likeable colt and he appears to be going the right way. He put in a sound effort at Wolverhampton last month and as he was returning from a break that day, there should be more to come. Hay Fever ran well back in a maiden at Wolverhampton last month when the first-time blinkers seemed to have a positive effect. The blinkers are on again today and if they work the oracle again then he could go well. Sermons Mount, Magic Queen and Suzi's Dancer are others with each-way claims, but the vote goes to Farncombe.
Any Secrets 100-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 33l behind Luc Jordan (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Hay Fever (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Mid-division on inside, driven and headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong to go 2nd near finish, never troubled winner, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Milldown Story (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Improper (USA) 66-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, outpaced 6f out, weakened 3f out, last of 12, well behind Crocus Rose (8-11) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Lord of The Dance (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, chased winner entering final furlong, one pace, 3rd of 12, 6l behind Tiddliwinks (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Sermons Mount (USA) 11-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon pushed 2 lengths clear, caught near finish, 2nd of 13, nk behind Straight Face (9-2) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Chatterszaha 33-1 (8-10) Towards rear, pushed along 3f out, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 13l behind Rainy Night (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) std in Sep.
Farncombe (IRE) 15-8fav (9-0) Slight lead, ridden 2f out, soon headed and slightly bumped, not quicken final 1f, 3rd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Brushing (8-7) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo mdn fll stks (5) gd in Aug.
Leelu 20-1 (8-12) Led 1f, led 6f out until just over 2f out, no extra when lost 2nd inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Woodlark Island (9-3) at Lingfield 1m mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.
Madame Guillotine (USA) 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, led 4f out to over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 12, 15l behind Aim To Achieve (8-12) at Kempton 1m mdn stks (4) pol in Jun.
Magic Queen (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 10, 8l behind Mr Rainbow (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Miss Jabba (IRE) 40-1 (8-5) In touch, lost place halfway, 7th of 14, 11l behind Vertigo On Course (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Suzi's Dancer 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, chased leader 6f out until well over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Espero (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.