Ornithologist improved for the drop back to 1m2f at Nottingham last time, but it remains to be seen if he's got the speed for today's even shorter distance. Pulsatilla hasn't raced since her debut third at Thirsk in July and Menha makes her belated seasonal debut having occupied the same position at Folkestone last August. RED LOVER is another returning from a lay-off, but his placed efforts at Newbury and Doncaster last season is the best form on offer and Ed Dunlop's charge gets a tentative vote.
Andiamo Via 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 10l behind I'm Super Too (9-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Billy Cadiz 40-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 14, 10l behind Whispered Times (9-0) at Redcar 1m sell stks (5) gf in Sep.
Blue Rum (IRE) 14-1 (10-5) Chased leaders, lost place halfway, 9th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Sharp Bullet (10-5) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Fama Mac 7-1 (8-6) Took keen hold, led ridden and headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 9, 18l behind Herrera (8-12) at Beverley 1m 2f app hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Think 40-1 (9-8) Soon led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 14, 12l behind Jawhar (9-3) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) sft in Sep.
Ornithologist (USA) 100-1 (9-3) Towards rear, headway on inside over 3f out to get in behind leaders 2f out, stayed on same pace over 1f out, 5th of 15, 9l behind Eshtibaak (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo mdn (5) gd.
Red Lover 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, ridden to chase winner 1f out, no impression when lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 18, 2l behind Bridgefield (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Oct '10.
Ripristini (IRE) Aussie Rules colt out of Oiseau Grise.
Zoom In 66-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders in 3rd, weakened over 2f out, last of 9, 29l behind Whitby Jet (9-7) at Newcastle 1m 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in May.
Cara's Delight (AUS) Fusaichi Pegasus filly out of Carahill.
Crystal Child Keltos filly out of Aliuska.
Darsan (IRE) 11-2 (8-12) Slowly into stride, mid-division on inside, outpaced 2f out, no impression final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Intercept (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Hoppy's Flyer (FR) 10-1 (9-4) Went right start, behind, no chance when hung left and hampered over 3f out, 13th of 16, 19l behind Green Howard (9-7) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Menha 9-2 (9-0) Chased leading pair on rail, looking to switch out when bumped and lost place over 2f out, ridden and unbalanced over 1f out, rallied to 3rd final 100 yards, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Apace (9-0) at Folkestone 7f 2yo stks (5) sft in Aug '10.
Pulsatilla 16-1 (8-8) Towards rear and pushed along, stayed on well final furlong, nearest at finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Thatcherite (9-3) at Thirsk 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Jul.
True Satire Oasis Dream filly out of Native Justice.