Connacht Girl is clear of the rest on handicap ratings but that was the case when well beaten in a maiden race at Ayr back in May. She has plenty to prove on her first start since and RAFFLE KING is a safer proposition. He’s been placed over the minimum trip on the all-weather the last twice now and is preferred to Blazed, who drops down to 5f for the first time today. Zilza is also dropping down in distance having gone close over 6f at Windsor last time while the remainder are hard to recommend on these terms.
Ahundrednotout 3-1 (8-4) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, improved to challenge 2f out, ridden in 2nd over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 3rd and no extra closing stages, 3rd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Nutcracker Suite (9-4) at Dundalk 7f hcp pol in Jul.
Blazed (IRE) 9-2 (9-5) Slowly away in rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 9, 11 3/4l behind Ocean Temptress (9-1) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (5) sft in Sep.
Eye Burner 100-1 (9-5) Always towards rear, 12th of 14, 26 3/4l behind Our Oystercatcher (9-5) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Oct.
Raffle King (IRE) 9-2 (9-8) Close up, pushed along halfway, outpaced entering final 2f, rallied inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 10, 1 1/2l behind Entertaining Ben (9-1) at Lingfield 5f hcp (6) pol in Oct.
Singula 33-1 (8-12) Steadied start and awkwardly away, held up and always in rear, last of 13, 26 3/4l behind Call Me Grumpy (9-1) at Sandown 7f hcp (5) gf in Jun.
Chillililli 40-1 (8-7) Hampered start, always in rear, 11th of 14, 14l behind Everkyllachy (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f hcp (6) gd in May.
Like Minds 25-1 (8-6) Close up, ridden 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 25 1/4l behind Booshbash (9-6) at Chelmsford City 1m (6) pol in Nov.
Noneedtotellme (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, not clear run and switched left 2f out, headway 1f out, no impression, 8th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Lady Morel (9-0) at Brighton 6f hcp (6) gd in Sep.
Zilza (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Led early, prominent, led again over 3f out, headed over 1f out, 3rd and held towards finish, 3rd of 14, 1/2l behind Our Oystercatcher (9-5) at Windsor 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Oct.
Connacht Girl (IRE) 7-2 (9-0) Dwelt close up in 4th, outpaced halfway, last of 4, 18l behind Made Of Honour (9-0) at Ayr 6f mdn fll stks (5) gd in May.