TAPER JEAN GIRL stands out at the weights here and gets the vote ahead of Whispered Times and Kapelad Junior. The selection went well in defeat over this trip at Wolverhampton last time and is better off with all her opponents than if this were a handicap. Although unproven on this surface, the Polytrack at Dunstall Park rides slowly enough and there is hope that she will act here. Marco Botti has his yard in reasonable form and she looks the one to be on. Whispered Times took a Hamilton median auction contest over 6f in the summer, but the handicapper over-assessed his abilities thereafter and he has quickly plummeted 16lbs in the weights. This would be his easiest task since that success and he is respected. Kapelad Junior was not far behind the selection at Wolverhampton and connections turn to first-time blinkers in the hope that he can raise his game, so he is not out of this. Dontbugthebunny should be capable of some involvement, while Light Nights is an interesting booking for Paul Hanagan and with the yard going well we should take note of any money in anticipation of improvement from this filly. Taper Jean Girl gets the nod.
Kapelad Junior (IRE) 25-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden halfway, switched left approaching final furlong, soon one pace, 6th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Tucker's Law (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Whispered Times (USA) 22-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, raced stands' side, held up, short-lived effort approaching final furlong, 10th of 14, 5l behind Vilnius (8-6) at Nottingham 5f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Brave Ambition (IRE) 200-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 10th of 14, 26l behind Spying (9-3) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Jul.
Khanivorous 11-4fav (9-3) Started slowly, outpaced and behind, headway over 1f out, soon driven, kept on, not troubled leaders, 4th of 9, 10l behind Fleeting Echo (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn auc stks (6) pol in Jun.
Ron The Don 200-1 (8-0) Held up in rear, pushed along and struggling halfway, 16th of 17, 42l behind Vito Volterra (8-9) at Redcar 7f 2yo clm (6) gf in Oct.
The Love Guru 150-1 (9-3) Pulled hard, chased winner, ridden over 3f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 17, 22l behind Saboteur (9-3) at Nottingham 1m 2yo mdn (5) sft in Oct.
Bookiesindex Girl (IRE) 16-1 (8-1) Half reared start, slowly into stride, mid-division, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 11, 7l behind Cape Kimberley (9-7) at Southwell 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Dontbugthebunny (USA) 13-2 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, pushed along and behind halfway, kept on approaching final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 11, 11l behind Tiger Hawk (8-11) at Southwell 1m 2yo sell stks (6) fbs.
Light Nights (IRE) 40-1 (8-8) Mid-division, ridden and weakened halfway, 6th of 7, 23l behind Confessional (9-2) at Catterick 6f 2yo mdn aut (6) sft.
Scintillating (IRE) 100-1 (8-3) Towards rear, never a factor, 7th of 11, 6l behind Shark Man (8-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Taper Jean Girl (IRE) 4-1 (8-3) Tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 4th of 12, 1 3/4l behind Tucker's Law (8-11) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo sell stks (6) pol.
Wedding Dream 100-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, lost place over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 17l behind Tres Amigos (9-3) at Southwell 7f 2yo mdn stks (5) fbs in Oct.