West Leake, Cwmni and Stamford Blue catch the eye here, with West Leake taken to complete the hat-trick. A winner at Lingfield in February, Cwmni has been very consistent since, hitting the frame in each run. She looks sure to be thereabouts, but the handicapper has been unrelenting and a place may be the best she can hope for. Stamford Blue has not been successful since an all-weather win in July, but the gelding showed signs of a return to form when a good third last time. He is 1lb lower than when last successful and he can go well at a nice price. West Leake is on a winning run and the minimum trip or six furlongs seem to come alike to him. He is only 4lbs higher than his latest success and that looks generous. West Leake can score again.
Ghost Dancer 20-1 (9-10) Always behind, 12th of 13, 22l behind Kakapuka (8-11) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Apr.
The Wee Chief (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Held up, mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on final furlong, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Secret Witness (9-4) at Kempton 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Feb.
Titus Gent 10-1 (9-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression final furlong, 8th of 15, 4l behind West Leake (8-9) at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Connor's Choice 15-2 (9-0) Led, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 2nd of 11, 4l behind Istiqdaam (8-12) at Kempton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Nov.
Bold Argument (IRE) 12-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 8, 6l behind Triple Dream (8-11) at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Rio Royale (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind King's Caprice (9-1) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Apr.
Dvinsky (USA) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, ridden inside final furlong, soon weakened, 6th of 12, 8l behind Cornus (7-13) at Pontefract 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Apr.
Pragmatist 11-2 (9-2) Mid-division, headway to challenge inside final 2f, weakened approaching final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Convince (7-13) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in May '09.
Miss Firefly 4-1 (9-5) Chased leaders on outside, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, no extra and held towards finish, 2nd of 9, 3/4l behind White Shift (9-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Admiral Sandhoe (USA) 18-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, no impression, 9th of 10, 28l behind Magroom (9-4) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Plumage 3-1 (8-10) Held up, pushed along 2f out, no impression soon after, 5th of 6, 6l behind Miss Hollybell (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
West Leake (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Bath 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Captain Kallis (8-5) by 3/4l, 15 ran.
Bateleur 8-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, behind, headway under pressure over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 13, 9l behind Tadalavil (9-2) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Cwmni 11-8fav (8-4) Dwelt, never really travelling, driven along in 5th halfway, ridden and hung left over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong to press for 2nd, no chance with winner, 3rd of 6, 2 1/2l behind Miss Hollybell (9-3) at Ffos Las 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Stamford Blue 14-1 (8-10) Towards rear, headway on outside and went badly left 2f out, chased leader 1f out, not quicken inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Radiator Rooney (8-10) at Bath 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Bollywood Style 11-1 (8-11) Held up in touch, effort over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 16, 1 3/4l behind Mayoman (8-11) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Witchry 12-1 (9-0) Keen, held up, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 11, 12l behind La Gifted (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-62 (6) pol in Nov.
Abhainn (IRE) 8-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 11th of 12, 13l behind Hobson (8-11) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd.