SMART AFFAIR appeared to be ridden to get the trip on her first start over 2m last time. She stayed on from the rear of the field without looking like winning but gets another chance in this. Pugnacious was behind the selection at Southwell earlier but is due one of his better efforts while Blue Zealot has been in better form over 1m4f of late and may figure. Shirls Son Sam has been placed over the trip before and could prove best of the remainder who all arrive in dire form.
Waldsee (GER) 33-1 (10-4) Tracked leaders, challenged 6f out until over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 14, 19l behind Into The Wind (10-9) at Warwick 1m 7f am hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Honest Strike (USA) 40-1 (9-7) Mid-division, ridden and hung right over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 9l behind Schmooze (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Blue Zealot (IRE) 9-4 (9-1) Soon tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner over 2f out, kept on and held towards finish, 2nd of 5, 2l behind Pahente (9-5) at Lingfield 1m 3f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Shirls Son Sam 14-1 (9-4) Dwelt, behind, effort 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 15, 20l behind Blue Dune (9-2) at Catterick 2m hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Iron Duke 16-1 (10-7) Towards rear for most, never a factor, 13th of 18, 47l behind Dreamy Gent (11-0) at Leopardstown 1m 6f amat mdn stks gf in Jul '10.
Nesnaas (USA) 50-1 (8-4) Led, headed 5f out, weakened over 3f out, last of 13, 30l behind Marmas (9-3) at Lingfield 2m hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Dazzling Begum 28-1 (8-9) Towards rear, headway halfway, ridden over 3f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 24l behind Maccabees (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f app hcp 0-55 (6) hvy.
Rare Coincidence 50-1 (9-2) Mid-division, well beaten over 3f out, tailed off, 15th of 16, well behind Bandanaman (10-2) at Carlisle 2m 1f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Pugnacious (IRE) 9-2fav (9-2) Early reminders, soon chased leaders on outside, went 2nd halfway, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 24l behind Smart Affair (8-9) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Smart Affair 3-1 (8-13) Held up in mid-division, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, effort and edged right over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 11, 6l behind Glaisdale (9-3) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Roughlyn 14-1 (8-3) Mid-division, outpaced 4f out, never on terms, 6th of 12, 21l behind Sweet Fairnando (8-11) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.