Painted Tail went close in a maiden over a shorter trip at this track last time and could figure again but KNOWE HEAD gets the vote. He scored over C&D on his latest start and this looks less competitive. Cane Cat is usually thereabouts at this track though she's 5lb higher than last month's win, while Dream Of Fortune drops back in distance after a four-length defeat here on Thursday. Pinotage can make the frame again after a recent third over C&D and Arctic Cat also has outside claims.
Knowe Head (NZ) 10-3 (9-1) Held up, headway over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Duquesa (9-4) by 1 1/2l, 9 ran.
Painted Tail (IRE) 11-1 (9-2) Mid-division on inside, ridden and headway on outside over 1f out, stayed on under pressure inside final furlong, never nearer, 3rd of 11, 1l behind Secret Era (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f mdn stks (5) pol.
Cane Cat (IRE) 11-2 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden and headway 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 9l behind Diverting (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m 1f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Dream of Fortune (IRE) 8-1 (9-5) Led, headed 8f out, tracked leaders, no impression final furlong, 8th of 11, 4l behind Shouda (9-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
King Columbo (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden and every chance from over 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, nk behind Bennelong (9-7) at Brighton 1m 2f Apprentice Selling Handicap (0-65) (3yo+) (6) sft.
Arctic Cat (IRE) 2-1fav (9-2) Raced wide held up in touch, ridden and edged left from over 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 6, 6l behind She's Got The Luck (9-7) at Ayr 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.
Pinotage 12-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, headway over 1f out, hung left and swished tail inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 12, 2 1/4l behind Miracle Play (8-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Aug.
Valley Tiger 4-1 (9-6) Last to break, held up in rear, ridden over 3f out, switched right over 2f out, well beaten over 1f out, 7th of 8, 41l behind Kodicil (9-4) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Lunar River (FR) 14-1 (8-7) In rear, ridden 3f out, headway over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 5l behind Monster Munchie (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
King of Connacht 50-1 (8-11) Mid-division, ridden on outside over 2f out, weakened inside final 2f, 13th of 17, 12l behind Lytham (9-3) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp (6) gd in May.
Le Reveur 66-1 (8-12) Chased leader until over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 22l behind Art Thief (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Warden Bond 16-1 (8-5) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, went 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 2 1/2l behind Larkrise Star (9-9) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Zartina (IRE) 40-1 (8-7) Tracked leaders, ridden and lost place 2f out, no impression approaching final furlong, 8th of 16, 11l behind Arctic Maiden (9-8) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.