EREBUS looks to have turned the corner and if able to handle this slower surface, looks to have an obvious chance of getting into the winners enclosure again. Spinning Spirit was a little below par at Hamilton though did not seem to have too many issues with a similar surface earlier on in the season. Fair Bunny is respected as a course and distance winner despite having to race from 1lb out of the handicap. Coin From Heaven has tended to put up her better performances at this time of the season in the past and the Invincible Spirit filly is worthy of closer inspection in the market beforehand. Red Scintilla has few excuses on the going but we would have liked to have seen more winners from her yard.
Coin From Heaven (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Behind, ridden well over 1f out, stayed on under pressure to chase leaders inside final furlong, no impression, 5th of 8, 2 1/2l behind Barren Brook (9-4) at Redcar 6f 3yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
Pilgrim Dancer (IRE) 40-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden halfway, not pace to challenge, 7th of 12, 11l behind Ginger Ted (9-5) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in May.
Red Scintilla 16-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 14th of 15, 43l behind Red Gulch (9-0) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
Erebus (IRE) 3-1fav (9-9) Always prominent, led over 1f out, hard ridden, stayed on gamely under pressure closing stages, won at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug beating Downhill Skier (9-1) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Durham Express (IRE) 20-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, always in rear, 9th of 10, 9l behind Select Committee (9-5) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Master Leon 11-1 (9-4) Behind and soon ridden along, 9th of 13, 16l behind Westwood (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Spinning Spirit (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Behind, hard driven and headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure, never able to challenge, 5th of 11, 5l behind Ritual (9-7) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Fair Bunny 9-2 (9-0) Tracked leaders in 3rd stands side group, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 10l behind Bravely (9-2) at Newcastle 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.