FRANCIS ALBERT looks to have a good chance here given the lack of credible opposition. He won over the minimum trip at Nottingham last month and finished third off today's higher mark over 6f here last week. With Kieren Fallon on board, he looks the likely winner. The Fiery Cross has gone backwards since his belated debut in a claimer at Hamilton in June but the lightly-raced Cheeky Wee Red may improve, though he'll need to if he's to figure. Boucher Garcon makes his handicap debut and Rightcar showed a bit more at Lingfield on his latest start and has won over C&D in the past.
Francis Albert 12-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, headway over 1f out, chased leading pair inside final furlong, ridden and kept on towards finish, just failed for 2nd, 3rd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Almaty Express (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
The Fiery Cross 5-1 (9-5) Hampered start, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 3rd of 8, 5l behind Sparking (9-7) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Cloth Ears 25-1 (9-2) With leader, ridden to lead over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 8, 6l behind Bouncy Bouncy (9-7) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Jul.
Vhujon (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Held up in rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 13, 5l behind Almaty Express (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Cheeky Wee Red 8-1 (8-12) Chased leadoing pair, ridden to chase winner over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 6l behind Deliberation (9-6) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Mi Sun Donk 6-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened 1f out, last of 10, 12l behind Silca Conegliano (8-5) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Boucher Garcon (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Towards rear, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 7th of 11, 6l behind Cool In The Shade (8-9) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Lithaam (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Chased leaders, ridden and weakening when badly hampered approaching final furlong, 7th of 10, 6l behind Griffin Point (8-8) at Chepstow 5f hcp 0-55 (6) gd.
Rightcar 20-1 (8-7) Led, headed 2f out, ridden and stayed on final furlong, 4th of 8, 1 1/2l behind Jimmy Ryan (9-4) at Lingfield 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Jul.
Ellielusive (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) Chased leaders until ridden and weakened over 1f out,, 11th of 15, 16l behind Secret City (9-2) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-55 (6) sft in Aug.
Lake Wanaka (IRE) 28-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders on inner, 3rd halfway, driven along early straight, no impression on first 2 from well over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 15, 7l behind Takeover Bid (10-0) at Cork 7f hcp 47-60 gf in Aug.