It's a worry that both of Miss Ferney's victories this month came over 1m6f on turf and ALTERNATIVE CHOICE is exactly that. He looks a safer option as he's won twice over C&D and the booking of Kieren Fallon suggests a big run is expected here. Green Lightning produced a better effort at this track last week and can figure once again, while Shouda is bred for this longer trip having won over 1m2f at Yarmouth when last seen back in May. Saloon has an each-way shout judged on his recent second over track and trip.
Miss Ferney 14-1 (8-9) Behind, headway and came stand side over 2f out, led over 1f out, soon strongly challenged, all out, won at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd beating Daytime Dreamer (8-13) by nk, 13 ran.
Alternative Choice (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 8f out, no impression on winner and ridden from 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 5, 8l behind Kepler's Law (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Manshoor (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Behind, some late headway, never nearer, 8th of 13, 13l behind Sea Change (9-0) at Lingfield 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep '10.
Green Lightning (IRE) 3-1fav (9-7) Tracked leaders, slightly short of room 2f out, soon ridden, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Boa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Took keen hold, held up in rear, good headway over 1f out, stayed on to 2nd final 75 yards, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Safari Team (8-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Shouda (IRE) Evensfav (9-0) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden to challenge inside final furlong, quickened to lead post (hand timed), won at Yarmouth 1m 2f hcp (6) gf in May beating Cane Cat (9-2) by hd, 11 ran.
Aureate 50-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 11, 7l behind Boa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Carnac (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Prominent, led 8f out, ridden and headed over 2f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 4l behind Boa (9-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Saloon (USA) 18-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, headway between horses over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, took 2nd closing stages, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 10, 3/4l behind Art Thief (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Priest Field (IRE) 14-1 (9-8) Mid-division best, no extra under pressure from 5f out, 12th of 16, 28l behind Torina (8-5) at Ballinrobe 1m 6f hcap gs in Sep '08.
Hammer 10-3 (8-11) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Lady Mickataine (8-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Mar '10.
Prickles 20-1 (10-4) Took keen hold, in touch, soon restrained and held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never a factor, 12th of 13, 31l behind Dancing Primo (11-7) at Haydock 1m 4f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gs.