Jockeyship should count for plenty in this race so FOLLOW THE SUN is the pick with Gala Sunday and Trouble Mountain others to make appeal. The selection has placed off higher marks than this in the past and with the booking of leading point-to-point rider, Gina Andrews, there is plenty to like about the previous course and distance winner. Gala Sunday has the services of Serena Brotherton. The rider has won on this horse on no fewer than six occasions and if the rain stays away, he is a major player. Trouble Mountain is now twelve years young. He may need a bit more give in the ground to be at his best though does not lack for aptitude. Zapplamation steps up to 1m2f having campaigned largely over a mile. Flora's Pride has become a regular in plating company without troubling the judge. Phantom Serenade was penalised 6lb for taking a seller over course-and-distance. That may make life tough. Chichen Daawe has less mileage than most and whilst exposed as moderate; Lorraine Ellison should know plenty about the mare. With the remainder making only limited appeal; for the winner we return to Follow The Sun.
Phantom Serenade (IRE) 9-1 (10-2) Held up mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 13, 26l behind Rossini's Dancer (10-9) at Newcastle 1m 4f am hcp (6) sft.
Trouble Mountain (USA) 25-1 (9-1) Mid-division, headway 2f out, kept on to chase winner inside final furlong, always held, 2nd of 17, 1l behind Agilete (9-7) at Haydock 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Gala Sunday (USA) 10-1 (10-11) Chased leader, ridden and every chance over 2f out, weakened well inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 3/4l behind Sceilin (11-0) at Warwick 1m 3f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Zaplamation (IRE) 11-10fav (8-11) In touch, challenged on bit over 2f out, led over 1f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, not quicken towards finish, 2nd of 13, 1/2l behind Why Nee Amy (8-5) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gf in Sep.
Follow The Sun (IRE) 5-1fav (10-9) In touch, ridden to chase clear leader over 2f out until approaching final furlong, one pace, 4th of 15, 6l behind Tropical Duke (10-0) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Solo Choice 14-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place halfway, soon struggling, never dangerous, last of 9, 27l behind Quinsman (9-3) at Lingfield 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Rainbow Zest 80-1 (8-5) Hood removed late, dwelt and always behind, 18th of 19, 29l behind Arizona John (9-3) at Redcar 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Aug.
Flora's Pride 28-1 (8-11) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, one pace, 4th of 9, 2l behind Traphalgar (9-6) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (5) gf.
Houri (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 9l behind Wee Charlie Castle (10-0) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) fm in Aug.
Chichen Daawe 4-1fav (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace from over 1f out, 5th of 15, 7l behind Hurricane Thomas (9-13) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Scotty's Future (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Slowly away, always behind, 14th of 16, 24l behind Moody Tunes (10-11) at Carlisle 1m ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Chicamia 50-1 (9-4) Went right start, behind most of way, 11th of 14, 16l behind Wiseman's Diamond (10-7) at Beverley 1m am hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Second Reef 80-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and weakened over 2f out, 9th of 11, 31l behind Wovoka (9-8) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) gf in Aug.
Hunting Haze 150-1 (9-2) Always behind, 11th of 13, 29l behind Inspector Clouseau (10-0) at Catterick 1m 4f am hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Treetops Hotel (IRE) 80-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always in rear, struggling 3f out, last of 8, 13l behind Baltimore Jack (9-4) at Pontefract 1m 2f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.