Nacho Libre is back to his last winning mark but is bang out of form whilst the last time Simple Rhythm won was on the artificial Polytrack at Kempton. Both could put in a better run today to get involved but a likely challenge will come from George Baker's Romantic Queen who is something of an all-weather specialist with some decent efforts in sellers and claimers here and winning two starts ago. She is respected as is Replicator who was a winner over course and distance when last seen here. CAVITIE receives the nomination after a narrow win and a narrow loss to Fantasy Fighter here in his two most recent starts, but Ashley Morgan has a dreadful record at the course and if the jockey capitulates then the relatively unexposed Mary's Pet is ready to take advantage. Her sole win was over this trip here and is strongly expected to challenge. However, Cavitie gets the tentative call.
Forever's Girl 4-1fav (9-2) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway and switched left over 1f out, one pace, 9th of 12, 5l behind Angelo Poliziano (9-3) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Romantic Queen 7-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, ran on near finish, 3rd of 10, 3/4l behind Orpenindeed (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f clm stks (6) pol.
Valmina 22-1 (9-2) Slowly into stride, chased leaders and keen, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 7l behind Darcey (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Flyjack (USA) 33-1 (9-4) Mainly in rear, last of 11, 10l behind So Surreal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Mary's Pet 4-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, held up, headway on outside well over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Kingston Acacia (8-10) at Lingfield 7f fll hcp (5) pol in Apr.
Bahamian Kid 18-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 5l behind So Surreal (9-2) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Bouggie Daize 15-2 (9-10) Raced alone on stands side rail, not on terms until driven and some late headway, never a factor, 7th of 12, 9l behind The Human League (9-4) at Goodwood 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Philosophers Stone (FR) 11-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, under pressure halfway, soon lost place, 8th of 10, 11l behind Red Roar (9-0) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Cavitie 3-1fav (8-10) Tracked leaders, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, soon ridden, kept on towards finish, 2nd of 12, nk behind Fantasy Fighter (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Nacho Libre 20-1 (8-9) Held up towards rear on outside, headway over 3f out, every chance over 2f out, hung left and weakened over 1f out, last of 12, 11l behind Smart Endeavour (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Mighty Aphrodite 5-1 (8-12) Led, ridden and headed 2f out, soon weakened, last of 8, 22l behind Fleeting Glance (8-12) at Doncaster 7f 3yo fll stks (4) gf in Jul.
Simple Rhythm 6-1 (8-5) Prominent, ridden and every chance from over 1f out until entering final furlong, stayed on same pace, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Rash Judgement (9-11) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug.
Replicator 25-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, ridden over 1f out, soon weakened, 7th of 11, 7l behind Sweet Gale (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.