For a seller this is good stuff and as the highest rate in the field the on form TRAPHALGAR has terms in his favour and should score again although Mount Hermon wouldn't have to find much at the weights to go close; Love In The West looks best of the rest. The selection's victory in a claimer last time was his second in five starts and with the second placed horse going on to score there's nought wrong with the form of that contest and given he won a handicap off his current mark he looks weighted to follow up. Mount Hermon steps down to this level for the first time and judged on his official rating is well in with a chance of getting back on form. Love In The West has plenty to find on these terms but is respected as he also drops into one of these for the first time. Bold Indian is certainly due a win but would have to pull out a career best to score so in a good race for the grade TRAPHALGAR is taken to win again.
Confide In Me 4-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, effort over 2f out, soon one pace, 5th of 14, 9l behind Vertigo On Course (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Traphalgar (IRE) 5-4fav (9-3) Held up in rear, headway on inside to go 4th over 4f out, ridden 3f out, chased leaders over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead inside final furlong, won at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (6) gf in Sep beating Buddhist Monk (9-11) by 1 1/2l, 10 ran.
Bold Indian (IRE) 4-1 (9-1) Dwelt, held up in rear, headway on inside over 3f out, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, no impression final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Phantom Serenade (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in Sep.
Moscow Oznick 8-1 (8-12) In rear, ridden 4f out, driven and headway 2f out, ran on to snatch 4th post, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Traphalgar (9-3) at Leicester 1m 2f clm stks (6) gf in Sep.
Mount Hermon (IRE) 7-1 (9-7) Held up towards rear, headway and in touch 7f out, pushed along and weakened 3f out, 9th of 10, 10l behind Mick's Dancer (9-10) at Bath 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Tump Mac 100-1 (9-7) Always behind, last of 11, 26l behind Justonefortheroad (9-3) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Love In The West (IRE) 6-1 (9-1) Raced keenly, steadied after 1f towards rear, well beaten final 3f, 9th of 12, 19l behind Oddsmaker (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Flora's Pride 14-1 (8-5) Held up in rear, wide and headway to chase leaders over 3f out, ridden and no impression over 1f out, 5th of 11, 8l behind Phantom Serenade (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in Sep.
Freda's Rose (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Prominent, raced keenly, lost place over 6f out, pushed along over 5f out, plugged on inside final 2f to go 4th, no chance, 4th of 9, 23l behind Alainmaar (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 2f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Reel Bluff 33-1 (8-8) Led, ridden and headed approacing 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 19l behind Arizona John (9-2) at Redcar 1m 3yo & 4yo sll (5) fm in Jul.
Adozen Dreams 66-1 (8-3) Held up in rear, hampered on inside over 7f out, never in contention, 8th of 12, 22l behind Pacific Bay (8-5) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gf in Sep.
Aven Mac (IRE) 10-1 (8-0) Held up, ridden over 3f out, never nearer, 5th of 8, 12l behind Sphere (8-11) at Beverley 1m 4f 3yo & 4yo sll (5) gf in Sep.