AQUA VITAE'S sole run here looks solid and she gets the nod. Tor Sturgis drops this filly back into classified grade after struggling in a Lingfield handicap but her previous second to Fitz here in August makes her a major player. Another runner rated at the ceiling mark of 55 is Bill's Story who was ahead of the selection last time, whilst King's Approach, Lady Of Gamoran and Chocolate Cookie all come here out of form but with solid claims at the weights. The most interesting of that trio might be Chocolate Cookie who is unexposed over seven furlongs since winning a Lingfield claimer last November. The unexposed Cunning Plan, who drops in class, and Orsett Lad, who was given too much to do here last time, are both considered along with the more consistent Trecase.
Dancing Belle 25-1 (8-11) Always in rear, 10th of 13, 15l behind Siren Party (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f 3yo fll mdn (5) sft in Aug '08.
Richardlionheart (USA) 100-1 (9-1) Chased leading pair until over over 4f out, soon lost place, struggling over 2f out, tailed off, last of 7, well behind State Visit (8-4) at Salisbury 1m 2f clm stks (5) sft in Sep.
Aqua Vitae (IRE) 5-1 (9-2) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 11, 12l behind Paphos (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Bill's Story 33-1 (8-4) Always in rear, 9th of 12, 11l behind Bianca De Medici (9-7) at Wolverhampton 7f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Chocolate Cookie (IRE) 14-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 15l behind Collect Art (8-9) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jun.
Cunning Plan (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, behind, never dangerous, 10th of 11, 23l behind Sard (8-12) at Goodwood 7f 3yo mdn aut (5) gd in May.
I'lldoit 50-1 (9-5) Slowly into stride, outpaced, always behind, 11th of 12, 9l behind Grand Stitch (8-12) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
King's Approach (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Led until 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 14, 11l behind So Surreal (8-7) at Lingfield 7f 3yo sell stks (6) pol.
Lady Of Garmoran (USA) 13-2 (9-2) Went right start and slowly into stride, headway on outside over 5f out, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 14, 29l behind Goodbye Cash (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Original Dancer (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Chased leaders, ridden well over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 31l behind Tarooq (9-8) at Newcastle 1m mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Queenie's Star (IRE) 40-1 (9-2) Bumped start, always towards rear, 10th of 14, 12l behind Goodbye Cash (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.
Retrato (USA) 25-1 (9-0) In touch, headway to chase leaders 2f out, no extra final furlong, 6th of 14, 6l behind Burnbrake (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Trecase 10-3 (9-2) Prominent, chased winner final furlong, soon ridden, no extra when lost 2 places towards finish, 4th of 13, 2l behind D'urberville (9-7) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.
Orsett Lad (USA) 16-1 (9-1) In rear, some headway over 1f out, never on terms, 7th of 14, 8l behind Goodbye Cash (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp (6) pol.