Aficionado was the best of these on the Flat but finished tailed off on his hurdling debut at Cartmel. He might improve for the experience but the filly SAKHEES ROMANCE could have too much speed for him here as long as the ground stays on the fast side of good. She hinted at ability up to a mile on the level and this tight track may help her get home. Another debutant, Tinctoria, may do best of the rest.
Aficionado 5-2 (10-12) In rear, struggling from 4 out, went poor 4th before last, 4th of 7, well behind Hi Candy (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug.
Joeluke 33-1 (8-5) Outpaced, 10th of 12, 12l behind Elusive Warrior (8-5) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug (flat).
Niknad 8-1 (10-5) Tracked leaders, went 3rd before 3 out, weakened before 2 out, pulled up before last, in a race won by Hi Candy (10-0) at Cartmel 2m 1f 3yo hdl (4) gd in Aug, 7 ran.
Sakhees Romance 20-1 (7-13) Chased leaders, not much room and lost place over 4f out, well beaten final 2f, 12th of 16, 22l behind Look On By (8-1) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug (flat).
Tinctoria 25-1 (8-3) Slowly into stride, in rear and in touch, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 5, 10l behind Mandy's Boy (8-11) at Redcar 1m 3yo clm (6) gf in Aug (flat).