Westwood has been running consistently well for Derek Haydn Jones on both the Fibresand and on turf in recent starts and has every chance of resuming winning ways but he may be a shade high in the weights back on turf today despite racing off the same mark as when winning at Southwell last time. Ruth Carr's Imperial Djay ran well when second at Newcastle on soft ground over seven furlongs last time but may not be suited by the drop to six here and a better bet looks to be AVERTOR. Roger Charlton's gelding has yet to win a race but has run some decent races of late, most notably when second in a big field at Newmarket two starts ago and he can go one better off just a 2lb higher mark. Tim Easterby's Grissom and Henry Candy's Seamus Shindig are others to consider but it is Avertor that looks the one to beat.
Icelandic 50-1 (9-10) Slowly into stride, in rear, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, tailed off, 10th of 11, 27l behind Captain Dancer (8-11) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-95 (3) sft in Sep.
Spitfire 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt, mid-division, ridden and one pace over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 13th of 19, 7l behind Baby Strange (9-7) at Doncaster 6f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Avertor 7-2 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 4l behind Joe Packet (9-5) at Sandown 5f hcp 0-90 (3) gd in Sep.
Green Park (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Held up in touch, ridden to lead over 1f out, ran on well, won at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep beating Cape Vale (9-2) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
Protector (SAF) 33-1 (10-0) Chased leaders, hard driven to challenge 2f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 5th of 19, 2 1/2l behind Averoo (9-6) at York 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Jun.
Perfect Flight 12-1 (9-4) Held up last in group of 4 towards far side, ridden and struggling over 2f out, 8th of 13, 8l behind Mirza (9-5) at Salisbury 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.
Imperial Djay (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon headed, not pace of winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Northern Fling (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Red Avalanche (IRE) 33-1 (9-4) Pulled hard tracking leaders, lost place halfway, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 8th of 12, 6l behind Barq (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Grissom (IRE) 11-4fav (9-0) Broke well, soon chasing leaders, hampered over 2f out, rallied to chase leaders over 1f out, stayed on well, 3rd of 13, 3 1/2l behind Green Park (9-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Seamus Shindig 13-2 (8-13) In rear, switched right 2f out, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 10, 2 1/2l behind Humidor (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Coleorton Choice 16-1 (9-1) Always behind, eased over 2f out, last of 13, well behind Green Park (9-0) at Chester 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Imprimis Tagula (IRE) 14-1 (9-5) Chased leaders in 3rd, chased winner from 4f out, ridden 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, just held near finish, 2nd of 10, nk behind Samarinda (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f clm stks (5) pol.
Requisite 7-1 (9-4) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on, 4th of 9, 2l behind Defector (9-1) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Westwood 11-4fav (9-4) Made all, ridden clear over 1f out, comfortable, won at Southwell 6f hcp 0-80 (4) fbs in Aug beating Elusive Warrior (8-4) by 5l, 13 ran.
Miss Hollybell 25-1 (9-0) In rear, ridden and struggling from halfway, last of 10, 18l behind Humidor (9-0) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.