It's hard to be confident about any of these and SMART AFFAIR gets only a speculative vote to stay the longer trip after scoring at Southwell a fortnight ago. Maccabees also won his latest start at Brighton, though was well beaten on a previous attempt over a longer trip. Zarosa has been placed over today's distance and may figure but the winless Kashgar can't be trusted and makes no appeal. Glaisdale is unexposed however and, as such, may be open to improvement.
Kashgar 7-1 (9-7) Always prominent, chased winner over 1f out, soon ridden, stayed on same pace and no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Critical Point (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Lily Potts 40-1 (7-11) Mid-division, outpaced and in rear 4f out, plugged on final 2f, never involved, 7th of 12, 7l behind Filatore (8-4) at Bath 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Glaisdale 25-1 (8-12) Held up in mid-division, effort when hampered over 1f out, hung left entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 5th of 12, 5l behind Lady Romanza (8-7) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo sll (5) sft.
Tokyo Brown (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Dwelt, held up mid-division and keen, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 13, 12l behind Porcini (9-2) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Kozmina Bay 14-1 (8-7) Chased eaders, challenged 4f out, upsides winner approaching final 3f, ridden and wandered 2f out, driven and outpaced over 1f out, rallied inside final furlong, went 3rd final strides, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Mama Quilla (9-7) at Windsor 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Smart Affair 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 4f out, chased leaders 3f out, challenged 2f out, led over 1f out, stayed on well, won at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Medieval Bishop (8-12) by 1 1/2l, 12 ran.
Red Mystique (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Mid-division, took keen hold, headway over 5f out, slipped on bend over 4f out, in a race won by Foster's Road (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug, 11 ran.
Zarosa (IRE) 7-2 (7-13) Took keen hold tracking leading trio, went 3rd entering final 4f, went 2nd inside final 3f, ridden one pace and no impression over 1f out, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Ctappers (8-0) at Chepstow 2m 2f mdn hcap 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Maccabees 12-1 (8-8) Slowly away in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ran on, won at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy beating Beacon Lady (8-10) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Corn Maiden 20-1 (8-3) In touch, outpaced over 3f out, ridden and kept on final furlong, never dangerous, 7th of 14, 20l behind Maccabees (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy.
Regalo Rosado 18-1 (8-10) Hampered start, headway on inside 8f out, ridden over 3f out, no impression and well held over 1f out, 6th of 13, 17l behind Grand Liaison (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.