Serena Brotherton has another good ride in this second division as Honoured won over the trip at Ripon in July when Ptolomeos was well behind. But this time we prefer Hayley Moore's mount SOUTH CAPE, who hasn't got his head in front since winning over a mile here two years ago but has dropped to a ridiculously lenient mark and has shown that he stays this longer trip recently. Edgware Road was second at Wolverhampton on Friday but is better on the all-weather nowadays and has something to find with Nolecce on the form book. Kingaroo also prefers to feel the sand underneath his hooves but Hernando Torres could figure, though is starting to edge up the weights again.
Hernando Torres 7-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, soon in touch on inside, headway to chase leaders over 3f out, led 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, chased winner until final 100 yards, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Grand Liaison (8-4) at Haydock 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Sep.
Honoured (IRE) 14-1 (8-12) Led, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 2nd of 13, 9l behind Saaboog (9-0) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Al Furat (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway 2f out, never on terms with leaders, 5th of 12, 12l behind Artisan (9-1) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
South Cape 12-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, never reached leaders and weakened final furlong, 7th of 15, 13l behind Uncle Dermot (9-2) at Salisbury 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Edgware Road 10-3 (9-8) Switched left soon after start, always prominent, ridden to challenge entering final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Hard Road (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Captain Oats (IRE) 20-1 (10-2) Dwelt, held up, headway on outside 8f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 8l behind Into The Wind (10-9) at Warwick 1m 7f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Kingaroo (IRE) 16-1 (10-8) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 10th of 12, 37l behind Follow The Flag (11-1) at Nottingham 1m 2f am hcp 0-70 (5) gs.
Nolecce 33-1 (9-7) Mid-division, weakened over 4f out, 10th of 12, 11l behind Hard Road (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Ptolomeos 22-1 (8-10) Mid-division, pushed along over 4f out, soon weakened, 8th of 10, 11l behind Gadobout Dancer (8-4) at Beverley 1m 2f app hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Shamo Hill Theatre 40-1 (8-6) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, not clear run and switched right over 1f out, ran on well inside final furlong, nearest finish, 6th of 14, 5l behind Dandarrell (8-10) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Corrib (IRE) 14-1 (8-4) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 13, 11l behind Authoritarian (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Hoonose 14-1 (8-0) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 4f out, rallied and kept on again final furlong, no threat, 6th of 9, 3l behind Twin Shadow (8-13) at Southwell 1m 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.