PSEUDONYM is given the vote to win this staying handicap while Elaala and the veteran Flame Creek are others who bring good recent form into the race. Second last time out at this venue, the eventual winner of that race Bank On Benny just seemed to slip the field as they raced out of the back straight and as a result the held-up Pseudonym could never get on terms. Given his hold-up style, he does need luck in running but in an open contest, he is one of many that make some appeal. Elaala and Flame Creek re-oppose on similar terms to last time out where only a head separated the two. Summer Lodge has been campaigned over a variety of trips of late while at bigger prices Squirtle could reward those seeking some value as the main feature of his running style is his ability to plug on when others have cried enough. Pseudonym is selected to win it for the Milton Harris stable.
Lady Pilot 2-1fav (9-6) Held up towards rear, headway to go mid-division halfway, stayed on final 2f, 3rd of 12, 8l behind Dansilver (8-12) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Apr.
Squirtle (IRE) 16-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, ridden 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 9l behind Bank On Benny (9-3) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Pseudonym (IRE) 25-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, went 2nd just inside final furlong, never able to challenge, 2nd of 11, 2 1/2l behind Bank On Benny (9-3) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Summer Lodge 5-2fav (9-9) Towards rear, never dangerous, 11th of 14, 17l behind Three Strings (9-1) at Southwell 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Three Boars 8-1 (9-8) Hampered start, keen, held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 7, 6l behind Dart (9-5) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Generous Star 25-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, in rear, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, soon one pace, 4th of 8, 4 1/2l behind Weybridge Light (8-11) at Great Leighs 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Flame Creek (IRE) 8-1 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, headway on outer from over 3f out, led over 2f out, headed post, 2nd of 10, hd behind Elaala (9-1) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs.
Extreme Pleasure (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Mid-division, ridden and lost touch over 2f out, soon behind, 11th of 14, 8l behind Irish Ballad (8-11) at Lingfield 2m hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Nounou 33-1 (8-9) In touch, lost place 6f out, improved to chase leaders 4f out, weakened 2f out, last of 7, 9l behind Dart (9-5) at Southwell 2m hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Blushing Hilary (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) In touch, led over 3f out, headed 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 12, 8l behind Laurel Creek (9-5) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Elaala (USA) 4-1 (9-1) Held up in touch, ridden and headway over 2f out, chased leader over 1f out, driven and stayed on to lead post, won at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs beating Flame Creek (9-7) by a hd, 10 ran.
Enderby Light (FR) 22-1 (9-4) Always behind, struggling over 2f out, never dangerous, last of 14, 22l behind Epsom Salts (8-10) at Kempton 1m 4f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Synonymy 12-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, led 4f out, ridden 3f out, headed over 1f out and weakened, 5th of 12, 7l behind Compton Court (9-13) at W'hampton 2m 1f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.