Valmina went close at Goodwood on his latest start and should figure with a similar effort but has something to find with WOODEN KING on earlier running at Bath. The latter is preferred dropped in class for his return to the Polytrack. Lujeanie has slipped down the weights but has done all her winning over 6f so far. Bapak Bangsawan makes more appeal back over the minimum trip while Billy Red is back on a winning mark having won over track and trip early in the year, but he remains out of form.
Valmina 6-1 (9-1) In rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, pressed winner inside final furlong, ran on, just held, 2nd of 14, nk behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Wooden King (IRE) 16-1 (8-7) Chased leaders, went 2nd and every chance over 1f out, kept on to 2nd final 100 yards, not pace of winner, 2nd of 11, 1 3/4l behind Milly's Gift (9-1) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Ask The Guru 25-1 (9-6) Held up mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 7th of 10, 6l behind Oh So Sassy (9-6) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Lujeanie 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Pettochside (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Bapak Bangsawan 16-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 13l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Billy Red 20-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Jay Bee Blue (9-2) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Ada Lovelace 33-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, closed 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran into more trouble, no impression inside final furlong, weakened inside final 100 yards, 9th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Kylladdie (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Studfarmer 6-1 (8-5) Close up, ridden halfway, soon lost place, 8th of 9, 17l behind Claude Greenwood (8-5) at Leicester 7f 3yo clm (6) gd in May.
Speedyfix 6-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no threat, last of 9, 3l behind Nafa (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Catflap (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) In touch, headway over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 10, 5l behind Monsieur Jamie (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.