This very much looks to boil down to a head-to-head between WHAT HAPPENS NOW and Ebony Rose with the former from a yard that are going well at the moment and might just be a better traveller despite having to concede weight all round. Hard to construct much of a case for anything beyond those two given what they have shown so far with Luso Benny and Ginny Brig two that might battle it out for the minor placings.
What Happens Now (IRE) Evensfav (11-5) Made all, driven when pressed 2 out, ridden between last 2, stayed on well under pressure flat, won at Perth 3m (4) gs in Aug beating Air Squadron (10-12) by 3/4l, 5 ran.
Ask Shanroe (IRE) 200-1 (10-12) In rear, ridden after 3rd, behind 3 out, tailed off, last of 9, dist behind Mcgroarty (10-12) at Market Rasen 2m 1f mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Ebony Rose 12-1 (10-9) Held up in rear, not fluent 3rd and 5th, good headway chasing leaders approaching 3 out, switched left approaching last, hung right and ran on well flat, came between horses to lead close home, won at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) gs in Aug beating Skeaping (11-0) by nk, 8 ran.
Luso Benny (IRE) 14-1 (10-12) Jumped right, chased leader, lost 2nd before 2 out, soon weakened, last of 4, 28l behind Mister Universum (11-5) at Bangor 2m 1f (4) gd in Aug.
Wig Wam Wiggle (IRE) 25-1 (11-2) Never fluent, held up in last trio, went left 6th, not fluent next, weakened soon after, tailed off, last of 8, dist behind Ebony Rose (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Beyondtheflame 33-1 (10-0) Tracked leader, weakened before 3 out, tailed off, pulled up, at Cartmel 2m 6f hcp (5) gd in Jul.
Ginny Brig 33-1 (10-9) Took keen hold, held up in last pair, weakened 3 out, went badly right next and last, tailed off, 7th of 8, dist behind Ebony Rose (10-9) at Perth 2m 4f mdn (4) gs in Aug.
Smiling Jessica (IRE) 66-1 (10-13) Chased leader in 2nd, not fluent 2nd, dropped to 3rd after 4th, not fluent 5th, lost place and ridden from 3 out, no extra and weakened before next, 8th of 11, dist behind Mystic Theatre (11-7) at Kilbeggan 2m 4f mdn gd in Jul.
Wandaover 66-1 (10-5) Led, headed over 12f out, weakened 7f out, last of 10, dist behind First Destination (10-5) at Market Rasen 2m 1f (6) gd in Aug.