With winning form hard to come by at this lowly level, it could pay to stick with DUSTLAND FAIRYTALE. Last week's Kempton winner is no shoo-in carrying a penalty for that first success but this is no tougher and she's just preferred to Prigsnov Dancer. The latter has been placed over shorter trips of late and has the beating of Marshall Art and Steel City Boy. Bix popped up at Hamilton earlier in the season and Fantasy Invader will eventually come good having tumbled down the weights, though it's anybody's guess as to when that will be.
Dustland Fairytale (IRE) 11-4fav (9-5) Prominent, ridden to lead over 1f out, clear and edged right entering final furlong, kept on, won at Kempton 7f hcp 0-52 (6) pol beating Chez Vrony (9-1) by 1 3/4l, 13 ran.
Interchoice Star 33-1 (9-1) Chased leaders, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, last of 13, 13l behind Euroquip Boy (8-0) at Chepstow 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Sep.
Stoneacre Hull (IRE) 12-1 (9-0) Chased leader, every chance ridden edged left and bumped over 1f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 6th of 9, 2 1/2l behind Borough Boy (9-5) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Bert Trick (IRE) 66-1 (9-3) Never a factor, 14th of 15, 18l behind Pierre D'or (9-3) at Curragh 6f 2yo mdn gd in Aug '11.
Prigsnov Dancer (IRE) 11-2 (10-7) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Fleurtille (11-0) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gs.
George Benjamin 5-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, pushed along over 3f out, soon ridden, no extra final furlong, 8th of 9, 10l behind Viennese Verse (9-2) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Sep.
Marshall Art 16-1 (9-4) Raced wide chasing leaders, ridden well over 1f out, weakened and eased inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 12l behind Father Fred (9-8) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Steel City Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-6) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 13l behind Greek Spirit (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Shelling Peas 66-1 (8-9) Led, ridden and headed inside final 2f, kept on same pace, no impression with front pair final furlong, 3rd of 6, 7l behind You Look So Good (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Thewestwalian (USA) 25-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, headway 2f out, ridden and faded inside final furlong, 8th of 12, 9l behind Princess Spirit (8-12) at Kempton 1m stks 0-55 (6) pol.
Bix (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 7, 17l behind Shamrocked (9-2) at Ripon 6f app sell stks (6) gd in Sep.
Fantasy Invader (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Held up mid-division, ridden and one pace inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 6l behind French Press (8-13) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (6) pol.