WHATS FOR PUDDING arrives on the back of a couple of wins and stands out in this. Declan Carroll's filly is only 3lb higher than her latest victory on soft ground at Musselburgh and the hat-trick beckons. Eilean Eeve finished behind the selection at the Scottish track and has since gone close over C&D. She has decent claims on today's better terms, while both Chookie Avon and Caldermud showed signs of a return to form with better efforts on their latest outings. Whispering Spirit won a Wolverhampton seller on her penultimate start but this is tougher.
Whispering Spirit (IRE) 6-4fav (9-8) Held up in 5th, driven to chase leaders 3f out, switched inside and ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression when not much room inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Empress Leizu (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
Caldermud (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Held up, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never near leaders, 4th of 12, 2 1/4l behind Ellie In The Pink (9-2) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Viking Dancer 22-1 (9-4) In touch on outside, ridden over 2f out, weakened entering final 2f, last of 11, 18l behind Istiqdaam (9-11) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Alpha Tauri (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Prominent, came stands' side over 5f out, edged left and weakened over 1f out, last of 9, 33l behind Ellies Image (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Chookie Avon 7-2 (8-10) Mid-division, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 12, 2l behind Catallout (8-13) at Musselburgh 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Alensgrove (IRE) 4-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, one pace and no impression 1f out, 4th of 9, 9l behind Ellies Image (8-7) at Doncaster 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Tenancy (IRE) 10-1 (9-10) Led narrowly, headed over 3f out, lost place 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 20l behind Brave Battle (9-7) at Newcastle 6f app hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Whats For Pudding (IRE) 7-2fav (8-6) Slowly into stride, mid-division, headway over 2f out, soon chasing leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on well, won at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug beating Let's Face Facts (9-4) by 1l, 10 ran.
Monsieur Pontaven 9-1 (9-1) Mid-division, ridsden over 2f out, headway under pressure over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never troubled leaders, 4th of 15, 4l behind Secret City (9-2) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Honest Buck 12-1 (8-13) Ridden along soon after start, chased leaders, pressed winner 4f out, driven halfway, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 10l behind Sopran Nad (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Eilean Eeve 12-1 (8-7) Raced center chased leader, ridden and hung right right to stand side group, led this group over 1f out, driven and edged left entering final furlong, soon went 2nd, no inpression near finish, 2nd of 5, 3/4l behind Layla Jamil (9-7) at Newcastle 7f flls hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Fulford 12-1 (8-3) Mid-division, chased leaders halfway, soon weakened, 8th of 9, 15l behind Cross of Lorraine (9-9) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Aug.
King Bertolini (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, soon hung left, never on terms, 6th of 10, 7l behind Whats For Pudding (8-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Crocodile Bay (IRE) 25-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, always behind, 11th of 14, 18l behind Scarborough Lily (9-0) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Royal Premium 33-1 (8-7) Mid-division, driven over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to chase leading pair inside final furlong, no impression with leading pair, 3rd of 15, 3 1/2l behind Secret City (9-2) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Phair Winter 9-1 (8-10) In rear, never on terms, 8th of 10, 9l behind Deep Applause (9-3) at Carlisle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.