A lack of winning form makes this tough to call and COMRADE BOND gets only a speculative vote. He went close over 6f here a week ago and stays today's longer trip. Beautiful Day posted a better effort at Redcar last time and Jamie Spencer takes over the reins here, while Loyal N Trusted has place claims on his best form. Gennie has shown little to recommend her so far, but Violet's Gift and Dffra may be capable of better now handicapping for the first time.
Loyal N Trusted 15-2 (9-3) Soon led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 12l behind True To Form (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Dffra (IRE) 250-1 (8-9) Slowly away, tracked leader after 1f, ridden over 3f out, weakened 2f out, last of 10, 22l behind Principal Role (9-6) at Yarmouth 1m 2f fll lst stks (1) gd in Sep.
Comrade Bond 14-1 (9-5) Led far side group, ridden and every chance with stand side leader, just held towards finish, 2nd of 14, nk behind Dixie Gwalia (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Amazing Win (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) In touch in mid-division, closed 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 5l behind Justbookie Dot Com (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Piccoluck 40-1 (7-10) Tracked leader, ridden and weakened final furlong, 11th of 13, 6l behind Tourist (8-6) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Beautiful Day 20-1 (8-7) Went left start, chased leaders, went 2nd 3f out, led over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, carried right well inside final furlong, lost 2nd close home, 3rd of 16, 1l behind Green Howard (9-7) at Redcar 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Violet's Gift (IRE) 9-1 (8-12) Always behind, never on terms, 7th of 10, 16l behind Dream The Blues (8-12) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) sft.
Blueberry Fizz (IRE) 66-1 (7-13) Tracked leaders, pushed along 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 15, 13l behind Cativo Cavallino (9-4) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Zee Zee Dan (IRE) 33-1 (9-1) Raced wide and always towards rear, pushed along 4f out, soon struggling, 10th of 11, 14l behind Swansea Jack (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Gennie 9-1 (8-10) Chased leader, ridden to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 12l behind Mister Fantastic (8-5) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Storm Runner (IRE) 18-1 (9-1) In mid-division when steadied towards rear halfway, struggling and no chance after, last of 10, 25l behind Yensi (9-10) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Nubian Gem (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division, ridden and outpaced 3f out, never on terms, 10th of 13, 5l behind Love Nest (8-12) at Kempton 1m hcp (6) pol in Sep.
Lady Ellice 25-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 11l behind Work Shy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f mdn stks (5) pol.
Elite Syncopations 14-1 (8-7) Behind, raced in centre from halfway, soon outpaced, headway approaching final furlong, never nearer, 5th of 9, 5l behind Microlight (8-7) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Sep.
Kyllachykov (IRE) 14-1 (8-6) In touch stand side, ridden over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 2 1/4l behind Dixie Gwalia (8-10) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Cairanne 100-1 (8-12) Held up, not much room 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 10, 13l behind Triple Charm (8-12) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gf.