SILVALA DANCE made a very encouraging handicap debut on her return from a break at Kempton in July and, though she's unraced since, may not take much getting ready and looks on a low enough mark to start making up for lost time. Warfare has usually raced in better company and is on his lowest ever mark but On The Cusp's last success was over 1m4f on this track. General Tufto has won 13 of his 139 races but also finished runner-up 14 times. He likes it here and is rarely beaten far so it will be a surprise if he's not in the shake-up. But Sam Spade has twice beaten him on this track recently and can do so again as he didn't appreciate soft ground at Nottingham last time.
Basingstoke (IRE) 50-1 (9-2) Dwelt soon in rear, ridden over 4f out, outpaced over 3f out, never a factor, 5th of 6, 27l behind Mishrif (9-0) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Apr.
Warfare 7-2 (8-3) Steadied start, held up 5th, weakened over 2f out, last of 5, 12l behind Hakuna Matata (8-11) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Apr.
On The Cusp (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Close up and keen, soon led, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 19l behind Geeaitch (9-2) at Southwell 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs in Apr.
Sam Spade (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Led, edged left and headed 4f out, chased leader until ridden over 2f out, weakened well over 1f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Alluring Star (8-13) at Nottingham 1m app hcp (6) gs.
Sutton Sid 14-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, hung left over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 14, 9l behind Hussar Ballad (9-0) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Jebel Tara 14-1 (9-0) Always in rear, last of 12, 14l behind Ralphy Boy (9-4) at Musselburgh 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Silvas Romana (IRE) 33-1 (9-6) Dwelt held up, weakened over 3f out, last of 12, 41l behind Punditry (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Oct.
Spirit Rider (USA) 14-1 (9-4) Held up in last, ridden and no impression over 2f out, last of 7, 13l behind My Manekineko (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Apr.
General Tufto 5-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, every chance over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Roger Thorpe (9-2) at Southwell 1m hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Habeshia 25-1 (9-4) Tracked leaders, pushed along and lost place over 3f out, well held after, 8th of 11, 9l behind Anjuna Beach (9-3) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Mar.
Silvala Dance 4-1 (8-9) In touch, headway and switched left 2f out, soon hung right and ridden, stayed on under pressure to 3rd final 50 yards, 2nd of 14, 4l behind Great Crested (9-7) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.
Perseverent Pete (USA) 20-1 (8-8) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 10, 12l behind Welsh Inlet (9-4) at Brighton 7f hcp (6) gd in Apr.