Stir Crazy is slipping gradually down the weights again now and looks capable of winning again from thid mark of 57, while Rosie Cross can go close and don't rule out either Come What May, or Minnow. Stir Crazy's last success came over this trip on good to soft at Folkestone, but he has won on the allweather at both Wolverhampton and Lingfield in the past, and now back to 3lb higher than that most recent win he looks capable of going in again. Come What May is a filly that reserves her best for the minimum trip and won a Newmarket handicap over it in June. She failed to handle the slow ground at Musselburgh last time, so that is perhaps best forgotten and from 3lb higher she'd have a decent chance. Rosie Cross has been thereabouts in recent outings in minor handicaps and handles an artificial surface well enough. From the same mark of 58 here we expect her to be competitive, while Minnow is back on the mark from which she won over c&d last December and the shrewd Stuart Williams applies blinkers for the first-time, so the market must be carefully watched for a clearer guide to her chance. On the face of it she could go very well now, but preference is for Stir Crazy.
Vintage (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) Always behind, 9th of 10, 6l behind Day By Day (8-7) at Sandown 5f 3yo hcp (4) gf.
Come What May 3-1 (9-1) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Inspainagain (9-5) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp (6) gs in Jun.
Minnow 25-1 (8-3) Held up in touch, driven 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 10, 9l behind Minaash (8-13) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Aug.
Rosie Cross (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) In rear, headway over 1f out, soon drifted slightly left, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Multahab (9-5) at W'hampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Stir Crazy (IRE) 50-1 (8-4) In touch, ridden, headway over 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed final strides, 2nd of 11, nk behind Digital (8-8) at Bath 6f hcap (5) frm.
Inquisitress 12-1 (8-9) Tracked winner, effort over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 14, 10l behind Feolin (9-4) at Brighton 1m fll hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Time Share (IRE) 10-1 (8-9) Awkward start, prominent, raced keen early, led halfway, headed over 2f out, soon weakened and eased, last of 4, 13l behind Awwal Malika (9-2) at Folkestone 6f 3yo hcp (6) hvy in Aug.
Royal Guest 20-1 (8-6) Raced far side, held up, ridden 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 13, 10l behind Whistleupthewind (8-8) at Folkestone 7f hcap (6) gf.
Fast Freddie 6-1 (8-10) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed approaching final furlong, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 9l behind Beechside (8-12) at Newcastle 5f mdn stk (5) gf.
Smirfys Gold (IRE) 7-2fav (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden and every chance 2f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 12, 6l behind Back In The Red (9-2) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp (6) gs in Aug.
Polish Prize 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, bumped over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 7th of 11, 5l behind Lord of The Reins (8-13) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (6) pol in Aug.
The Geester 16-1 (8-7) Prominent over 3f, 11th of 12, 16l behind Back In The Red (9-2) at Leicester 5f 3yo hcp (6) gs in Aug.