Griffin Point has been holding his form well on the Turf but over the minimum trip and never figured in a couple of starts over 6f earlier this year. Mary's Pet is sneaking up the weights without winning and course specialist Almaty Express ran a shocker here last time. Here Now and Why looks stuck on is current mark so the vote goes to ALNOOMAAS, who scored at Kempton last week and can defy a penalty in this lesser grade with Richard Hughes taking over the reins. Lana also has a penalty for her narrow margin win at Brighton and this looks tougher.
Griffin Point (IRE) 4-1 (9-2) Prominent, outpaced over 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, pressing winner towards finish, just failed, 2nd of 7, ns behind Spic 'n Span (8-7) at Ffos Las 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Mary's Pet 4-1 (9-9) Awkward away, raced wide towards rear, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not trouble leaders, 3rd of 8, 1 1/2l behind For Life (9-4) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Almaty Express 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders on outside, ridden and weakened over 2f out, last of 11, 16l behind Theresnoneedfordat (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Here Now And Why (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden over 1f out, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Imperial Legend (8-9) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Ace of Spies (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, ridden 3f out, edged right and led approaching final furlong, headed inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Community (8-13) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Alnoomaas (IRE) 9-2 (8-5) Soon led, clear 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Dvinsky (9-0) by 1l, 10 ran.
Lana (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Held up, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, ran on to lead near finish, won at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf beating Strategic Action (9-2) by nk, 10 ran.
Vhujon (IRE) 40-1 (9-0) Held up, always towards rear, 9th of 11, 10l behind Theresnoneedfordat (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Ave Sofia 40-1 (8-2) Chased winner, ridden halfway, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 10l behind Basilica (8-6) at Warwick 6f sell stks (6) gd in Aug.
Jerry Ellen (IRE) 6-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon under pressure and weakened, 8th of 12, 3 1/2l behind July Days (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Wake Up Sioux (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Bumped start, towards rear, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 9th of 10, 9l behind Aubrietia (8-8) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Avoncreek 25-1 (9-9) Never better than mid-division, 12th of 16, 9l behind Spread Boy (9-9) at Carlisle 6f ladies hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Forzarzi (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Towards rear, ridden over 3f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd near finish, not troubled leaders, 3rd of 12, 9l behind Sir Mozart (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.