A desperate affair in which confidence about any is lacking but DUALAGI has been allowed to sneak in off a very light racing weight and we think she will give us a run for our money at the odds as Timeless Dream and Dressed To Dance appear likely to be more popular with the punters. The former Stan Moore inmate is not the most frequent of scorers but she is coming the right way down the weights and was not beaten far at Yarmouth last month in a similarly awful affair. Peter Chapple-Hyam does not train too many low grade types so Timeless Dream is of interest. She does not look to be the easiest of rides but her Lingfield run is fair in the context of this affair. Dressed To Dance was second in a Chepstow claimer and seldom runs a bad race. Romantic Queen was given an impressive ride by Matthew Davies to win at Wolverhampton and the pair renew their association outside of plating company. Kieren Fallon looks a very eyecatching booking aboard the disappointing Leading Edge. Speedy Guru was below par at Nottingham and is yet to prove whether she has conclusively trained on. One Cool Dream makes her debut in handicaps whilst Joyeaux has been around forever and has run well at this stage of the season in the past. A race where stakes should be kept to the minimum and Dualagi makes only tepid appeal.
Leftontheshelf (IRE) 28-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 3f out, not much room and weakened over 1f out, hampered inside final furlong, 13th of 15, 8l behind Johnstown Lad (9-5) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Timeless Dream 7-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 7th of 11, 8l behind Bahamian Lad (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Dressed To Dance (IRE) 2-1fav (8-10) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on rail over 2f out, pushed along and every chance approaching final 1f, stayed on, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Who's Winning (8-5) at Chepstow 6f clm stks (6) gd in Sep.
Gower Valentine 12-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 4th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Ishe Mac (9-3) at Thirsk 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Romantic Queen 13-2 (8-8) Held up towards rear, headway on inner over 1f out, led inside final furlong, ridden out, won at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Sep beating Kingsgate Castle (9-0) by 1 1/2l, 11 ran.
Speedy Guru 5-2fav (9-2) Close up, led over 2f out, soon headed, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 8, 16l behind Rafta (8-2) at Nottingham 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jul.
Leading Edge (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, ridden 2f out, never in contention, 8th of 12, 9l behind Fantasy Gladiator (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Dove Mews 8-1 (8-13) Chased leaders, driven 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 7l behind Steelcut (8-10) at Kempton 6f clm stks 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Weet A Surprise 4-1fav (9-0) Towards rear, soon outpaced, kept on from over 1f out, 5th of 12, 5l behind Charles Darwin (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
One Cool Dream 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, soon chasing leading pair, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 9l behind Orlando's Tale (9-7) at Lingfield 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Joyeaux 4-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 4l behind Mandarin Spirit (8-12) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Dancing Wave 8-1 (9-1) Led, pushed along and headed over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 11, 9l behind First Blade (8-9) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jul.
Dualagi 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, no impression on winner when lost 2 places near line, 4th of 9, 1 1/2l behind Welsh Opera (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.