Hard to have much confidence in any of this bunch but ACE OF SPIES is a multiple course winner and races off a winning mark if producing his best. He's just preferred to Silly Billy, a C&D winner back in February and Gracie's Gift, who usually runs her race at this track. Military Green and Lady Nickandy were both well beaten on their latest visits to the course though Nafa went close over the minimum trip here last year and should go well again.
Narapatisithu (FR) 33-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 13, 11l behind Pastoral Jet (9-0) at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Toothache 40-1 (9-3) Keen mid-division, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 11, 13l behind Ihtifal (8-12) at Yarmouth 6f mdn flls stks (5) gf in Jul.
Nafa (IRE) 5-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never on terms, 7th of 9, 6l behind Ivestar (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Well Bank (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Went right start soon ridden along in rear, last of 10, 21l behind Diamond Belle (8-12) at Redcar 7f mdn stks 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Silly Billy (IRE) 10-1 (8-8) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 15, 5l behind Steel Rain (8-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) sft.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Mid-division, driven 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 9, 6l behind Ivestar (9-5) at Kempton 5f hcp (6) pol.
Catalyze 28-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in rear, headway over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 11th of 14, 6l behind Blue Deer (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-58 (6) pol.
John Coffey (IRE) 3-1 (9-2) Mid-division, driven 2f out, ridden and stayed on inside final furlong, never reached leaders, 5th of 12, 4l behind Red Shadow (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Poseidon Grey (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 13, 7l behind Ryedale Dancer (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Maltease Ah 15-2 (8-7) Led, ridden and edged right entering final furlong, soon headed, no extra close home, 4th of 12, 2l behind Here Now And Why (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.
Rafella (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Refused to race, in a race won by Les Verguettes (9-5) at Leicester 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gs, 15 ran.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, soon no impression, 9th of 15, 7l behind Steel Rain (8-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) sft.
Military Green (FR) 8-1 (10-10) Towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 15, 8l behind Fama Mac (10-9) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) sft.
Lady Nickandy (IRE) 40-1 (7-12) Chased leaders, switched outside over 3f out, ridden 2f out, soon lost place, weakened 1f out, 9th of 10, 23l behind Go Go Green (9-11) at Thirsk 6f sell stks (6) sft in May.