ALFREDTHEORDINARY looks the most likely winner of this handicap; the list of dangers is headed by Malinsa Blue and Turkish Sultan. The selection was only narrowly beaten last time when he chased home Yes Eighteen at Great Leighs. That form was franked by Yes Eighteen on Tuesday and although Alfredtheordinary has not been done any favours by the draw, he does look to have rock solid form. Malinsa Blue has the benefit of a decent draw and Brian Ellison's mare should also be suited by this drop in trip. She failed to get home over a longer trip last time out and she looks worth another chance tonight. Turkish Sultan has been knocking on the door but he has a poor strike-rate and he is hard to fancy with confidence from his high draw. Reg Hollinshead has his string in good form at present so Tri Chara could go well at a price, but if Alfredtheordinary can get a decent pitch from his high draw then he should be tough to beat.
Malinsa Blue (IRE) 10-1 (10-2) Tracked leaders and keen, weakened 2f out, 11th of 14, 13l behind Hucking Heat (10-7) at Nottingham 1m 2f amt hcp 0-80 (5) gs.
Sceilin (IRE) 7-2 (9-9) Led, ridden over 3f out, soon weakened, 11th of 13, 35l behind Kings Topic (10-0) at Great Leighs 1m 2f app hcp (6) pol in Aug.
Champain Sands (IRE) 7-1 (8-8) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 11th of 13, 11l behind Just Bond (9-8) at Haydock 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sept.
Semi Detached (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Held up and keen, squeezed through and headway over 1f out, plugged on, 6th of 12, 5l behind Kingsholm (9-9) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp (6) pol in Sept.
Tri Chara (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Never better than mid-division, 10th of 15, 8l behind Trans Sonic (8-12) at Catterick 7f hcap (6) gs in Sept.
Comrade Cotton 12-1 (8-12) Led far side group, headed over 1f out, stayed on to lead far side group well inside final furlong, no chance with stands' side, 5th of 12, 4l behind La Famiglia (9-0) at Yarmouth 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gs.
Roman History (IRE) 22-1 (9-0) In touch, chased leader over 4f out, soon ridden, lost place over 2f out, soon weakened, 8th of 13, 23l behind Packers Hill (9-0) at Redcar 1m 2f sll (5) gd.
Social Rhythm 25-1 (8-9) Mid-division on outside, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, never troubled leaders, 6th of 14, 4l behind Shunkawakhan (9-2) at Musselburgh 1m app hcp (6) gd in Aug.
Kargan (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) In touch until weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 35l behind Grit (9-1) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp (5) hvy in Sept.
Turkish Sultan (IRE) 5-1 (8-7) In touch on outside, driven 2f out, kept on one pace inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 4l behind Zazous (8-7) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-50 (6) std.
Silly Gilly (IRE) 13-2 (9-0) Led to over 1f out, soon outpaced, 5th of 10, 3l behind Apache Nation (8-12) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-65 (6) hvy.
Alfredtheordinary 10-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway 3f out, carried out over 1f out, soon hard driven and edged left, ran on well, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind Yes Eighteen (9-5) at Great Leighs 1m 2f 3yo app hcp (6) pol.
Dancing Duo 14-1 (9-0) Behind, pushed along halfway, effort on inside over 2f out, no danger, 7th of 13, 6l behind Mulberry Lad (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-50 (6) pol in Sept.