SPINNING gets the nod in an open handicap. David Barron's gelding has plenty of experience but he put it to good use when a close second to Amethyst Dawn at Newcastle. He can race off the same mark of 80 today and is sure to run well with the ground to suit. Harriet's Girl looks high enough in the weights, so a bigger threat might be the front-runner West End Lad if allowed his own way in-front. Dabbers Ridge is good coming off a strong gallop but might prefer better ground, the unexposed Pivotal filly Naddwah is fascinating back from a break with the ground likely to suit, whilst Lord Aeryn is holding his form well and is not discounted despite a mark of 78. Ken's Girl, Ours and South Cape, a course and distance winner, are all to be feared on ground that isn't an issue for any.
South Cape 12-1 (9-0) Held up, headway towards far side over 2f out, chased winner over 1f out, strong challenge well inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 13, hd behind Brick Red (8-11) at Ascot 1m hcp 0-100 (2) gs in Sep.
Cobo Bay 10-1 (9-11) Held up in touch, under pressure over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 11, 13l behind Spiritual Art (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Humungous (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, ridden and one pace final 2f, 5th of 7, 6l behind City Of The Kings (9-6) at Ripon 1m 1f hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Jun '09.
Spying 33-1 (8-7) Pulled hard, led after 2f, headed 7f out, remained prominent, ridden to challenge 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 25l behind Opera Gal (8-4) at Chester 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Sep.
Spinning 20-1 (9-5) Mid-division, driven and outpaced 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headway under pressure to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, pressed winner and every chance towards finish, just held, 2nd of 15, 1/2l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-7) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) hvy.
Harriet's Girl 7-2 (9-4) Raced keenly, tracking leaders, effort over 1f out, never able to challenge, 4th of 9, 6l behind Hamloola (8-12) at Musselburgh 1m flls hcp 0-130 (3) gd in Sep.
Compton Blue 13-2 (9-0) Mid-division, under pressure over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 16, 9l behind Sarah Park (9-2) at Goodwood 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs.
West End Lad 33-1 (8-11) Led after 1f, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 12l behind Parvaaz (9-4) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Dabbers Ridge (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden 2f out, some headway on outside over 1f out, hung left and kept on same pace final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 9l behind Amazing Star (8-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Naddwah 7-2 (9-2) Raced keenly, tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Shamir (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Norwegian Dancer (UAE) 8-1 (9-10) Chased leading pair, pushed along 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 9th of 11, 22l behind Oriental Cat (9-8) at Nottingham 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) sft.
Lord Aeryn (IRE) 6-1 (8-5) Took keen hold, tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon chased winner, no impression inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Amethyst Dawn (8-9) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs.
Ken's Girl 9-1 (9-3) With leader, led over 5f out, ridden clear over 1f out, headed towards finish, 2nd of 13, shd behind Swiftly Done (7-12) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Lastkingofscotland (IRE) 18-1 (9-7) Dwelt, in rear, ridden 3f out, driven and kept on final furlong, never nearer, 8th of 14, 5l behind Tevez (9-6) at Leicester 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Ours (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Very slowly away, behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 5th of 13, 5l behind Swiftly Done (7-12) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Hurricane Hymnbook (USA) 40-1 (9-8) Always towards rear, 9th of 13, 13l behind Robust Wish (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) pol.
Club Tahiti 22-1 (9-5) Chased leading pair, hard ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Oh So Saucy (9-4) at Newbury 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.