Charlie Em has done her winning on quicker surfaces and Silent Footsteps has something to prove over the longer trip. Ingleby Symphony scored in heavy going over 7f at Ayr last time and should stay today's extra furlong but TOPAMICHI looks a safer proposition. He won over today's trip in the mud at Carlisle last month and appeared not last home over 1m2f at Nottingham when last seen at the track. Mark Tompkins' charge gets the nod in this with Scepticism perhaps best of the remainder.
Silent Footsteps (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Hampered start, in rear, weakened over 2f out, 13th of 14, 24l behind Waterway Run (9-0) at York 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Charlie Em 4-6fav (8-10) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, ran on well inside final furlong, led post, won at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo clm stks (5) pol in Aug beating Cymeriad (8-4) by shd, 11 ran.
Mutamaiz (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) In touch in rear, pushed along 3f out, kept on to go moderate 2nd inside final furlong, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 9l behind Restraint of Trade (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f 2yo mdn (4) gs.
Scepticism (USA) 4-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, every chance until over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 9, 6l behind Santo Prince (9-7) at Brighton 7f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Topamichi 10-3fav (9-1) Dwelt keen held up, headway on outer over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 14l behind Forced Family Fun (8-13) at Nottingham 1m 2f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Ingleby Symphony (IRE) 17-2 (8-13) Led early, prominent, ridden 3f out, led again over 2f out, strongly pressed from over 1f out, held on, won at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) hvy beating Mash Potato (8-10) by shd, 10 ran.
Notional Demand 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders in 3rd, ridden and weakened 1f out, 6th of 12, 10l behind Magical Rose (8-8) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) fm in Sep.
Moorway (IRE) 14-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on, nearest finish, 4th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Progenitor (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.