None of these inspire confidence and TORERO gets only a speculative vote. His recent placed efforts over today's trip on Turf look the best form on offer and he has the beating of both Souter Point and Excellent News on last month's third at Leicester. Waahej is getting progressively closer without actually threatening to win while Tropical Bachelor has a shout on last year's form but has been off the track for over a year. Finch Flyer may turn out best of the remainder in a poor handicap.
Tropical Bachelor (IRE) 3-1fav (9-8) Close up, lost place 7f out, outpaced over 3f out, kept on final furlong, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 12l behind Delagoa Bay (8-5) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol in May '12.
Waahej 3-1 (9-5) In touch, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 3rd of 5, 7l behind Matraash (9-11) at Lingfield 1m 2f sell stks (6) pol.
Torero 11-2 (9-7) Dwelt, reminder early, towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Grammar (8-13) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Korngold 11-2 (8-12) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 14, 14l behind Amazing Blue Sky (9-2) at Newcastle 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Souter Point (USA) 9-1 (8-8) Held up in 5th, pushed along on inside 3f out, driven 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 16l behind Proud Times (9-2) at Southwell 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) fbs.
Excellent News (IRE) 20-1 (8-13) Led, 5 lengthes clear over 3f out, headed over 1f out, faded, 3rd of 10, 18l behind Langley (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks 0-60 (6) pol.
Art Thief 10-1 (9-4) Tracked leader, outpaced over 4f out, stayed on over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 10, 20l behind Langley (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f clm stks 0-60 (6) pol.
Finch Flyer (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, took keen hold, outpaced 4f out, stayed on from over 1f ot, 3rd of 7, 4l behind On Stage (9-2) at Warwick 1m 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Phantom Ranch 25-1 (8-7) In touch, driven and outpaced over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 11th of 12, 24l behind Arashi (9-7) at Kempton 2m hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Jun.
Pure Mischief 100-1 (9-0) Mid-division, driven and outpaced over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 11l behind Ardingly (9-0) at Kempton 1m 2f mdn fll (5) pol in Jun.
Weybridge Light 3-1fav (9-4) Chased leader until reminders halfway, chased leaders, pushed along 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 6th of 10, 14l behind Bengal Tiger (9-5) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gs in Aug.
So Cheeky 28-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, 8th of 12, 21l behind Norfolk Sky (8-11) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f app hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.