Fortunate Bid went close in similar company over C&D last week and another bold bid is expected from him. He should confirm running with Avon Supreme while Outlaw Torn posted a better effort at Musselburgh last time and can also figure along with Parque Atlantico. DARK ORCHID is the least exposed and with a handicap debut third at Yarmouth under her belt, Peter Chapple-Hyam's filly is fancied to come out best in this.
Geronimo Chief (IRE) 10-1 (8-6) Held up mid-division and keen, reminders over 5f out, tailed off over 2f out, last of 9, well behind Bradbury (8-10) at Pontefract 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Jun '11.
Tanforan 16-1 (8-11) Slght lead until over 3f out, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon hung left, weakened inside final 2f, 7th of 14, 23l behind Croeso Mawr (9-1) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Sasheen 12-1 (9-0) Led until over 2f out, faded final furlong, 8th of 10, 9l behind Lutine Charlie (9-0) at Brighton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Sep.
Fortunate Bid (IRE) 15-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, soon not clear run and switched right, carried head high and edged left, went 2nd inside final furlong, stayed on, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 9, 1 1/2l behind Rasselas (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Reason To Believe (IRE) 5-2fav (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 8l behind Northern Bolt (9-8) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Sep.
Mad Ginger Alice 40-1 (8-11) Prominent, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 15l behind Footstepsofspring (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Apr.
Aragorn Rouge 66-1 (8-8) Led, headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 13, 16l behind Noble Jack (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Jul.
Salutary 12-1 (8-13) Mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 5l behind Light Burst (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Dark Orchid 4-1fav (9-2) Keen towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd of 14, 3l behind Indiana Guest (8-12) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Outlaw Torn (IRE) 6-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, led over 2f out, ridden and headed 1f out, kept on same pace in clear 2nd inside final furlong, well held by winner, 2nd of 9, 1 3/4l behind Twenty One Choice (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Avon Supreme 11-1 (8-10) Chased winner until over 2f out, soon outpaced, hung left and rallied to 4th inside final furlong, no impression, 4th of 9, 6l behind Rasselas (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Parque Atlantico 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway on outer over 2f out, slightly sqeezed for room inside final furlong, kept on and lost 2nd place towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Justbookie Dot Com (9-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f sell stks (6) pol in Aug.
Tigerbill 14-1 (9-6) Disputed lead until ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 12th of 13, 24l behind Noble Jack (9-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.