Windforpower is rated much higher on the all-weather and was winning for the first time in 18 attempts on Turf when scoring at Musselburgh recently. He's not an obvious candidate to follow up off a higher mark but Lord Buffhead is usually thereabouts at this level without actually winning. Balinka would prefer some cut in the ground and a chance is taken on LIZZY'S DREAM returning to winning ways now back on a winning mark with an apprentice's allowance taken into account.
Lizzy's Dream 11-2 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, switched right and headway over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 4l behind Sharaarah (9-10) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Keep It Dark 8-1 (9-1) Half reared start close up, ridden and every chance 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 12, 7l behind Jupiter Fidius (8-10) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
Balinka 9-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed inside final furlong, not pace of winner, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Planetex (9-4) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Amis Reunis 18-1 (9-0) Soon in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 13, 3l behind Lees Anthem (8-8) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Lord Buffhead 15-2 (9-5) Led 2f, prominent, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Mysterious Wonder (8-10) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Windforpower (IRE) 8-1 (8-5) Tracked leaders in 3rd, led over 1f out, kept on and driven out, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep beating Economic Crisis (9-8) by nk, 10 ran.
Pearl Noir 12-1 (8-13) Tracked winner until weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Marmalady (9-8) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Better Value (IRE) 9-2fav (9-3) Rear of mid-division, some headway on outer in 7th halfway, pushed along and no extra early straight, weakened and eased final furlong, last of 14, 30l behind Lady Lyrath (9-0) at Listowel 6f hcp 47-65 hvy in Sep.
Baybshambles (IRE) 28-1 (8-2) Slowly away, behind, some headway over 1f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 10l behind Mercers Row (8-13) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Sharp Shoes 20-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Ambitious Icarus (9-6) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Sep.
Lichen Angel 80-1 (9-0) Pushed along towards rear, never a factor, 12th of 16, 14l behind Brother Tiger (9-7) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Myjestic Melody (IRE) 125-1 (8-9) Tracked winner, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 5, 18l behind Red Cape (9-6) at Catterick 6f sell stks (6) gf in Jul.
Classy Anne 33-1 (8-1) Behind, effort over 1f out, never dangerous, last of 8, 11l behind Beauty Pageant (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.