Aphrodisia has only won once in 15 starts on the all-weather but probably ran her best race on the surface at Kempton last time where she came with a late rattle over a slightly shorter trip. The veteran Bavarica has scored six times on Polytrack but may need the run after an absence since last summer, a remark that also applies to Sceilin, who has shown little form on the surface. The latter's stablemate Peaceful Means is another returning after a long break and she's much better over hurdles so this can go to STRAVERSJOY. Reg Hollinshead's filly has won four times in her career - all over today's C&D - though potential punters must forgive a very poor effort in a slightly better race here last time.
Aphrodisia 5-1 (9-1) Steadied start, held up last, headway on wide outside from over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 8, 1 3/4l behind Eseej (8-8) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Bavarica 25-1 (11-5) Slowly into stride, always in rear, behind final 4f, 14th of 15, well behind Bramalea (10-13) at Ascot 1m 4f am hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Sep.
Sceilin (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Tracked leaders, lost place 4f out, 11th of 12, 26l behind Jo'burg (9-3) at York 1m 2f clm stks (3) gf in Sep.
Peaceful Means (IRE) 11-1 (9-1) Keen tracked leaders, ridden and kept on one pace final 2f, 3rd of 8, 5l behind High Five Society (9-8) at Leicester 1m 2f app hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Straversjoy 6-1 (9-2) Held up in 4th, headway 5f out, ridden over 3f out, weakened over 2f out, last of 4, 21l behind Kiama Bay (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.