BALTI'S SISTER can be forgiven her latest poor effort in heavy ground at Yarmouth. She'd been in fine form on the Polytrack before that, winning over C&D on her penultimate start and gets the nod to go in again. Graylyn Valentino has claims on his win over a longer trip here in August while both Fortrose Academy and Green Mitas have been placed over C&D recently and could also figure. M J Woodward's recent victory came over 5f in soft ground and the lightly-raced Menelik makes more appeal.
Balti's Sister (IRE) 9-2 (8-11) Rider removed hood late slowly away, headway over 3f out, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 8, 20l behind Ever Fortune (9-4) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-70 (5) hvy in Oct.
The Noble Ord 40-1 (9-1) Went right start, held up, headway on outside over 4f out, no impression 2f out, last of 12, 10l behind Layali Dubai (8-13) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Graylyn Valentino 11-2 (9-1) Held up, driven and headway well over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, no chance with leading duo, 3rd of 8, 7l behind Spin Cast (9-10) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Berlusca (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Raced wide in mid-diviison, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 9, 11l behind Outlaw Torn (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Compton Rainbow 17-2 (8-8) Chased leader, ran wide on home turn, soon lost place, weakened over 1f out, eased inside final furlong, 9th of 10, 8l behind Ginger Ted (9-1) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Oct.
Fortrose Academy (IRE) 13-2 (8-5) Always prominent, took keen hold, ridden over 1f out, no extra towards finish, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Serene Oasis (9-3) at Doncaster 7f 3yo app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct.
Green Mitas (ITY) 8-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders in 4th, went 2nd over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 2nd of 11, 8l behind Kenny Powers (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn stks (5) pol.
Dream Walker (FR) 9-1 (9-1) Pushed along mid-division, ridden over 2f out, one pace and no impression, 8th of 12, 10l behind Kuwait Star (9-6) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
M J Woodward 22-1 (8-12) Made all and overall leader stand side, ridden over 1f out, kept on well, won at Catterick 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct beating Angelo Poliziano (9-0) by 1/2l, 12 ran.
Silkee Supreme 33-1 (8-3) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 18, 2 3/4l behind Chookie Royale (9-0) at Doncaster 7f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd.
Menelik (IRE) 10-11fav (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Amethyst Dawn (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Amis Reunis 16-1 (8-10) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 16, 3l behind Caramelita (9-3) at Yarmouth 7f fll hcp (5) hvy in Oct.