ADVISOR is not the force of old but did win at Worcester in August and has 20lb in hand, according to official ratings, on last week's Fakenham winner Persian Herald. Isola Bella was only beaten a short-head over track and trip last month but it was fast ground that day. Blinkers could bring about a little further improvement, however, and she's preferred to Ponte Di Rossa, who has finished last in a couple of recent runs on the Flat. Stadium Of Light may be the pick of the remainder but that's not saying much.
Advisor (FR) 4-1 (10-13) Tracked winner, not fluent 4th, lost 2nd 2 out, soon weakened, 5th of 8, 28l behind Screaming Brave (11-4) at Stratford 2m sll hdl (5) gf in Aug.
Edlomond (IRE) 16-1 (11-5) In rear, pecked 2nd, struggling from 6th, tailed off, pulled up, in a race won by Red Rock (11-1) at Fontwell 2m 2f hcp chs 0-105 (4) sft, 5 ran.
Persian Herald 7-2 (11-3) Led, ridden halfway, headed 6th, tracked leaders, driven 2 out, rallied to lead last, stayed on, won at Fakenham 2m sell hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd beating Pindar (10-12) by 2l, 7 ran.
Little Bit Lively (IRE) 40-1 (10-11) Held up towards rear, weakened 6f out, tailed off, 7th of 10, well behind Seedling (11-7) at Fontwell 2m 2f NH flat (6) gd.
Mister Fantastic 100-1 (10-9) Raced in 5th and off the pace, dropped to 6th place when fell 6th, in a race won by Kumbeshwar (10-7) at Hereford 2m nov chs (4) gs in Nov '11, 7 ran.
Ponte Di Rosa 25-1 (10-13) Tracked leaders, ridden and weakened before last, 12th of 14, 29l behind Dormouse (11-7) at Warwick 2m hcp hdl 0-110 (4) sft in Nov.
Stadium Of Light (IRE) 9-1 (10-11) Always towards rear, 6th of 9, 20l behind Push Me (11-2) at Kelso 2m 2f nov hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gd.
Cash For Steel (IRE) 66-1 (10-0) Chased winner until not fluent 2nd, losing place from next, well behind before 3 out, plugged on flat, 7th of 10, 37l behind Lac Fontana (11-0) at Cheltenham 2m mdn hdl (3) gd.
Haling Park (UAE) 16-1 (10-1) Always towards rear, weakened from 3 out, 7th of 9, 38l behind Marie Deja La (11-10) at Fontwell 2m 6f hcp hdl 0-95 (5) gs in Jun.
Isola Bella 10-1 (11-7) Led, not fluent 1st, headed when not fluent 6th, led again 3 out, driven after 2 out, headed close home, 2nd of 8, shd behind On The Feather (11-10) at Stratford 2m 3f (5) gf in Sep.
Lara Dora (IRE) 50-1 (10-7) Chased leaders, lost place after 4th, soon beaten, tailed off, 7th of 8, well behind Bathcounty (11-0) at Stratford 2m mdn hdl (5) gs in Oct '12.