Gwilym was second in this race three years ago from a similar mark and should go close again whilst Make My Dream won last year's renewal and is only 5lbs higher so also has to enter calculations in a typically competitive sprint. Folkestone specialist Luminous Gold and the admirable Matterofact arrive in good form whilst Silvanus has travelled noticeably well on the last couple of starts but enjoyed little luck in running and that could, again, be a problem. The tentative suggestion though is EVEN BOLDER who has run well over this course and distance the last twice. He could hardly be described as prolific but has been rated between 71 and 73 for three of his last four wins so is feasibly treated racing from 72 and is entitled to go well at an each-way price.
Matterofact (IRE) 9-4 (9-5) Made most, ridden and in command final 100 yards, ran on well, won at Salisbury 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf beating The Jobber (8-13) by 1 1/2l, 5 ran.
Master Lightfoot 11-2 (9-0) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, one pace and no impression final furlong, 3rd of 6, 4l behind Cape Royal (8-12) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, driven halfway, soon no impression, 4th of 8, 12l behind Hot Pursuits (8-8) at Bath 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Luminous Gold 13-8fav (9-11) Chased leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon hard driven, ran on close home, joined 2nd, nearest finish, 2nd of 6, hd behind Love You Louis (9-11) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Triple Dream 9-2 (9-4) Went right start, led, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Efistorm (9-7) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Aug.
Even Bolder 7-1 (9-4) Chased leaders pushed along halfway, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, but not pace of winner last 100 yards, 3rd of 12, 1 1/4l behind Efistorm (9-11) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Gwilym (GER) 5-1fav (9-4) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 6l behind Barons Spy (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Grudge 16-1 (9-4) Raced wide, mid-division, ridden and kept on, never a factor, 6th of 13, 13l behind Westwood (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug.
Make My Dream 10-3fav (9-5) Held up, progress 2f out, ridden and chance 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 6, 3l behind Billy Red (9-5) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Silvanus (IRE) 12-1 (9-5) Held up behind, effort over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 7l behind Caranbola (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Doctor Hilary 13-2 (9-10) Chased leaders, hard ridden to challenge over 1f out, stayed on same pace entering final furlong, 4th of 11, 3l behind Erebus (9-9) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Colorus (IRE) 11-2 (9-1) Chased leadedrs, ridden halfway, weakened well over 1f out, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Bertie Southstreet (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Zowington 10-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up, headway on outside over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, last of 9, 13l behind Witchry (7-12) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Wanchai Whisper 10-1 (8-8) Slowly away, held up in touch, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, no extra close home, 4th of 6, 1l behind Love You Louis (9-11) at Folkestone 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Maryolini 7-2 (9-2) Chased leaders, switched to race stand side over 3f out, under pressure over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, never reached winner, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Magical Speedfit (9-1) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.