DANGEROUS ILLUSION is hard to get past in this opener. She bids for a hat-trick after an easy win at Wolverhampton last time and can defy a 6lb rise now she's found her form. My Love Fajer and Nafa have both been beaten off their new marks since winning last month and Future Impact has yet show any improvement for his slide down the weights. Porthgwidden Beach went close at Southwell last time and handles the Polytrack so she should figure, but Instructress has a bit to find with the selection on earlier running.
My Love Fajer (IRE) 25-1 (8-11) Held up, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, never dangerous, 10th of 13, 5l behind Colourbearer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Future Impact (IRE) 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 11l behind Full Shilling (8-7) at Chepstow 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Nafa (IRE) 9-2fav (8-8) Mid-division, ridden when hampered over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 11, 16l behind Rutterkin (8-1) at Chester 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Aurivorous 25-1 (9-3) Held up in touch in rear, ridden halfway, no impression, 5th of 6, 14l behind Jahanara (9-7) at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Dangerous Illusion (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug beating Deslaya (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Slatey Hen (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 8th of 15, 10l behind Mission Impossible (8-13) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Porthgwidden Beach (USA) 18-1 (8-12) In touch in rear, ridden halfway, headway over 1f out, ran on towards finish, 3rd of 9, 1l behind Novalist (9-0) at Southwell 5f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Aug.
Instructress 14-1 (8-4) Led, switched to stand rail before halfway, headed over 1f out, soon lost place and eased, last of 4, 11l behind Imaginary Diva (8-8) at Yarmouth 5f fll hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Stoneacre Joe Joe 100-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, weakened over 1f out, eased final furlong, last of 6, 19l behind Sparking (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol in Mar.