Hughie Morrison tries TUNNAGER GROVE in first-time blinkers and hopefully they will have the desired effect. He made his debut in this grade over the C&D last month and was narrowly beaten by Marford Missile. He'll be unlucky to come up against one as good and should get off the mark. Percythepinto has won a couple of minor races, one of them a seller on Fibresand at Southwell, and has run well enough on his two latest starts to be a threat along with Foursquare Funtime, who won a Class 5 handicap at Beverley in July and has generally run in better grade. The C&D winner Barista looks best of the remainder.
Qubuh (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) In touch, weakened over 1f out, 14th of 15, 19l behind Steel Stockholder (9-8) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Storm Runner (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) In touch, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 6th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Top Frock (9-4) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Foursquare Funtime 25-1 (9-1) Towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 12, 9l behind Raheeba (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Percythepinto (IRE) 9-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 3rd of 11, 2l behind Royal Box (9-1) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Barista (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway on outside over 2f out, no impression over 1f out, 8th of 10, 8l behind Capitol Gain (9-0) at Bath 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Sep.
Tunnager Grove 10-1 (8-11) Pressed winner, ridden and edged right over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, held towards finish, 2nd of 7, 1/2l behind Marford Missile (9-2) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) sft in Sep.
Decadence 25-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, outpaced towards rear, headway near side over 1f out, never troubled leaders, 6th of 12, 10l behind Albert Tatlock (9-3) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Tribouley 50-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, soon chased leaders on outside, weakened and hung badly left over 2f out, soon behind, last of 13, 23l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Whats For Pudding (IRE) 15-2 (8-6) Slowly into stride, towards rear, ridden 4f out, stayed on from over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 13l behind Sabratha (9-2) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) hvy.
Misty Eyes 40-1 (8-5) Never better than mid-division, 14th of 16, 22l behind Praxios (8-11) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) fm in Sep.