Most of these are totally exposed with the exception of ON STAGE. Heavily backed into favouritism on her handicap debut at Chepstow in May after showing little in three maiden starts, she made Acapulco Bay fight all the way to the line. She should progress again after just four career starts and can go one better here for the underrated Stuart Kittow. Tram Express is consistent at a lowly level but was inexplicably tailed off at Nottingham last month. He has a definite chance if putting that behind him under the promising Oisin Murphy. Youm Jamil has shown enough in the past to warrant a place on the short-list but he, too, is not the most reliable.
Up In Flames (IRE) 16-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden entering straight, weakened, 10th of 14, 13l behind South South West (9-5) at Dundalk 1m 4f hcp 47-65 pol in Oct.
On Stage 11-4fav (8-6) Dwelt in touch, headway to chase winner 3f out, soon ridden, driven inside final furlong, gaining on winner near finish, 2nd of 7, nk behind Acapulco Bay (8-2) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in May.
Tram Express (FR) 11-1 (8-3) Held up mid-division, pushed along 4f out, ridden before 3f out, soon weakened , tailed off, last of 7, 48l behind Man Of Plenty (9-7) at Nottingham 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Jun.
Youm Jamil (USA) 20-1 (9-3) Held up in last trio, never on terms, 6th of 8, 14l behind Highlife Dancer (8-11) at Bath 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fm in Jun.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 40-1 (7-11) Bumped start, tracked winner, ran wide bend 8f out and 3f out, soon weakened, last of 6, well behind Wild Desert (9-2) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jun.
Lady Tycoon 40-1 (7-10) Chased leaders, ridden and lost place over 2f out, no chance when hung left under pressure over 1f out, 9th of 13, 10l behind Beauchamp Xerxes (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Almowj 100-1 (9-1) Reared start and slowly away, always in rear, 9th of 10, 14l behind Whispering Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Jul '11.