ALEQA won over C&D in August. She's 3lb higher now but Danny Brock's claim more than compensates for the extra and Chris Wall's filly can reverse earlier running with Rough Rock en route to recapturing the winning thread here. Layla Jamil has already won at Chester and Newcastle this year and could easily bounce back to form with Paul Hanagan taking over the reins, while Quarrel was a promising third on his belated reappearance at Newmarket and is another for the short-list. Wolverhampton maiden winner Tanmawy has more on his plate here, however, and Celestyna has twice run poorly at the track. Darcey and Captain Macarry may be best of the rest.
Frognal (IRE) 22-1 (8-10) Held up, ridden over 2f out, no headway, 9th of 11, 18l behind Il Battista (8-8) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs.
Avertis 25-1 (8-12) Tracked leader, ridden 3f out, every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 15, 6l behind Valencha (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Not My Choice (IRE) 50-1 (9-7) Pushed up to track leaders, ridden and weakened over 3f out, last of 13, 31l behind Dr Wintringham (9-3) at Warwick 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Jungle Bay 9-2 (9-1) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 12, 6l behind Silenzio (8-13) at Goodwood 6f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Sep.
Aleqa 15-2 (9-9) Chased leading trio on inside, ridden and weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 9l behind Mishrif (9-5) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Layla Jamil (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Edged right soon after start, mid-division, headway on outer over 3f out, soon ridden weakened approaching final furlong, 11th of 15, 10l behind Valencha (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Rough Rock (IRE) 20-1 (8-9) Hampered soon after start, held up, ridden 3f out, not trouble leaders, 8th of 15, 4 1/2l behind Valencha (9-6) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Quarrel (USA) 12-1 (8-8) Mid-division, headway 2f out, ridden and ran on to go 3rd near finish, not reach leaders, 3rd of 19, 2 1/2l behind Time Medicean (8-2) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Tanmawy (IRE) 2-1fav (9-3) Soon crossed over to lead, made rest, ridden over 1f out, held on closing stages, all out, won at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep beating Chokidar (9-3) by 1/2l, 10 ran.
Darcey 7-2fav (9-7) Towards rear, headway stands side over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, unable to reach leaders, 5th of 15, 5l behind Song Of Parkes (9-7) at Redcar 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Bajan Bear 33-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, behind, headway when not clear run inside final 2f, not clear run again when switched left and hampered over 1f out, soon switched right, kept on inside final furlong, not recover, 8th of 19, 5l behind Ellie In The Pink (8-6) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Steed 20-1 (9-4) Held up mid-division, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 10l behind Shotley Mac (9-3) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Captain Macarry (IRE) 7-2fav (9-7) Raced far side, behind, headway under pressure over 2f out, went 2nd that side over 1f out, no chance with leaders in centre final furlong, 8th of 15, 8l behind Paradise Spectre (9-7) at Nottingham 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Celestyna 13-2 (9-0) Taken to post early, pulled hard led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened over 1f out, soon eased, last of 6, 19l behind Empress Charlotte (8-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Ted's Brother (IRE) 8-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, ridden inside final furlong, kept on well towards finish, 4th of 13, 4l behind Take It To The Max (9-7) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Sep.
Clumber Place 20-1 (9-0) Tracked leader, ridden and hung right from 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 9, 14l behind Tariq Too (9-8) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Sep.