It is easy to filter out around half the field from calculations as they don't stand a realistic chance. However it becomes more difficult when considering the remainder. Doc Hay will need to improve from his debut run and already gelded connections will be hopeful he starts to bring in prize money soon and Jamie Spencer is a positive jockey booking. Praesepe has not been developing and she has more to find. Nadinska is starting to look exposed and Mick Channon has had just two wins here all year. Luisa Tetrazzini ran on well inside the final furlong here last time but is still a maiden from fourteen starts. Our selection is former Hong Kong performer BUSHWHACKER. We give him one more chance to impress us and with Paul Hanagan preferring to take the ride on him rather than Praesepe who he has previously ridden, we take the hint.
Bushwhacker (AUS) 22-1 (9-7) Mid-division, chased leaders 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out, kept on same pace, no impression, 5th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Pose (9-6) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Captain Bluebird (IRE) 28-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden to lead 1f out, soon headed, kept on, 3rd of 12, 3 1/2l behind Romantic Queen (8-12) at Wolverhampton 6f sell stks (6) pol in Sep.
Doc Hay (USA) 7-1 (9-3) Held up in mid-division, pushed along over 2f out, no impression from over 1f out, 6th of 13, 14l behind Junket (8-12) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Mottley Crewe 5-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, under pressure over 2f out, soon lost place, 7th of 11, 8l behind Ritual (9-7) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Sep.
One Cat Diesel (IRE) 100-1 (9-3) Took kleen hold, tracked leader, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 22l behind Personified (8-12) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Riggs (IRE) 100-1 (9-6) Chased winner, driven along over 2f out, soon no chance, lost 2nd over 1f out, weakened soon after, 5th of 6, 28l behind Advertisement (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Spring Leap Kyllachy gelding out of Roses Of Spring.
Luisa Tetrazzini (IRE) 40-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, soon switched left, behind, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Almaty Express (8-9) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Nadinska 5-1 (8-12) Held up in rear, headway 3f out, ridden to chase winner entering final furlong, soon no impression, 2nd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Junket (8-12) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Praesepe 2-1fav (8-13) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon outpaced, stayed on final furlong, no extra close home, 4th of 7, 2 1/2l behind Fair Bunny (8-7) at Newcastle 6f fll hcp (5) sft in Aug.
Shesasnip 66-1 (8-12) In rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, tailed off, last of 8, 48l behind Status Symbol (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Sparking 2-1fav (9-3) Led, ridden and headed approaching 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 8l behind Monsieur Pontaven (8-5) at Ayr 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
True Red (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Held up in touch, ridden and weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 5l behind Pavement Games (8-2) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.