The eight runners have garnered just three wins between them and five of them wear headgear, two for the first time, so it's difficult to be confident about the chances of FASLIYANNE but she is consistent as are Lost In Paris and Hawkeyethenoo. The nominal vote goes the way of Kevin Ryan's filly who has finished in the money on nigh on half of her career starts and she only went down narrowly at Newcastle last time. She has a 1lb higher mark to overcome but has run well here in the past and goes well for the jockey. Lost In Paris has yet to win a race but is running well at present and could provide some early competition for the lead which may not be ideal for either runner. He drops back to the minimum for the first time and there's a chance that it could be the making of him. Hawkeyethenoo also tries the minimum for the first time and races from the same mark as when third at Hamilton on soft ground. That was his first run in a visor as he had failed to hold his form in blinkers and he's not without claims on that evidence although he could be taken off his feet on this faster ground. It's difficult to enthuse about the remainder and Fasliyanne gets the nod.
Fasliyanne (IRE) 18-1 (8-9) Led, headed inside final furlong, every chance until no extra close home, 2nd of 8, nk behind Noodles Blue Boy (9-4) at Newcastle 5f 3yo hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Lost In Paris (IRE) 7-1 (8-7) Led, ridden 2 lengths clear over 1f out, headed and no extra final 50 yards, 3rd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Cheyenne Red (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Hawkeyethenoo (IRE) 5-1 (8-8) Held up in rear, improved to mid-division after 2f, ridden to go 3rd over 1f out, hung left and kept on one pace final furlong, 3rd of 9, 2 1/2l behind Dark Moment (9-12) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Inthawain 8-1 (9-3) Led, ridden halfway, headed 2f out, weakened, 8th of 9, 14l behind Dark Moment (9-12) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Zelos Girl (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Prominent on outside, ran wide and weakened bend entering straight, last of 10, 14l behind Rainy Night (9-1) at Wolverhampton 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) std.
Sleepy Valley (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) In touch until ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 9l behind Kheley (9-4) at Catterick 5f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Shining Times (IRE) 28-1 (8-11) Behind, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 11th of 12, 8l behind Darcy's Pride (9-0) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Clanachy 28-1 (8-3) Dwelt, soon close up, ridden well over 1f out, weakening when not much room inside final furlong, 10th of 13, 6l behind Wicked Wilma (8-11) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.