The trio for the shortlist are WHAT A FELLA, Bold Ring and First Blade and the vote is given to What A Fella. Trainer Anne Duffield is in good form and What A Fella was only narrowly denied at Ayr last time when he chased home Andrasta. His high draw should not be too much of a problem today as he needs to be produced fast and late to win his races and with the cheek-pieces again fitted he looks the one to beat. Bold Ring had no luck at Newbury on Friday when she was denied a clear run but although she is effective over this trip, her best form is over 6f and on that basis we will take her on. First Blade is also running well but he is another who would be ideally served by an extra furlong. Jolly Ranch is the only course and distance winner in the field and connections will be hoping the return to this venue can spark her back into life after a disappointing effort at Bath last month. This is a race that lacks strength in depth and the vote goes to What A Fella.
Bold Ring 16-1 (7-11) Steadied start, held up in rear, not clear run over 1f out, switched left, never on terms, 6th of 7, 3 1/2l behind Getcarter (8-9) at Newbury 6f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf.
First Blade 5-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, soon in touch, weakened 2f out, 5th of 10, 8l behind Realt Na Mara (9-11) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-70 (5) fbs.
Jolly Ranch 25-1 (8-6) Chased leaders, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 9, 15l behind Mythical Blue (8-13) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
What A Fella 9-2 (8-5) Mid-division, ridden and headway and hung right from over 1f out, chased winner inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 3/4l behind Andrasta (8-11) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gf.
You'relikemefrank 11-1 (8-3) Tracked leader, weakened final furlong, 6th of 7, 19l behind La Capriosa (9-2) at Doncaster 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Badtanman 20-1 (8-5) Slowly into stride, soon ridden in rear, hung left over 1f out, never dangerous, 6th of 8, 10l behind Arriva La Diva (8-0) at Ayr 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Jul.
Shirley High 66-1 (8-12) Held up, ridden halfway, weakened 2f out, 8th of 9, 24l behind Lochan Mor (9-3) at Yarmouth 6f mdn auc stks (6) gd in May.
Thumberlina 20-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, rapid headway and came to stand rail 3f out, weakening when not much room 2f out, last of 11, 11l behind Maggie Kate (8-13) at Brighton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Chenin (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, hard ridden 2f out, soon weakened, 9th of 12, 16l behind Evna (8-5) at Southwell 5f mdn stks (5) fbs in Jul.
Hello Sunshine 50-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened 2f out, 12th of 14, 22l behind Jenny's Pride (8-4) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (5) sft in Jul.