Duke Of Bothwell is one to note in the market but he has plenty to prove in a race where a good many boast solid credentials. FINSBURY is put forwards by us whilst Ask Dan and Soto can be expected to be in the mix. Duke Of Bothwell represents a yard enjoying a terrific season and is unexposed but he hasn't done enough in his three starts to suggest that he's thrown in on his handicap bow; we'll let the market guide us. Ask Dan could struggle back in handicap company from his current mark although he's been running well enough in claimers and sellers to be worthy of consideration. Soto has run a number of decent races in defeat but connections have been struggling to get another win out of him and the percentage call is to take him on given his recent record. Finsbury struggled on his latest outing but he wasn't beaten far on his penultimate start and is 3lbs lower than when last successful. That's a fair reflection of the form that he has shown but he's run well on both starts for this jockey so may be worth chancing. Diamond Fire, No Nightmare and Ros Cuire are worth noting for support in a tight race but we'll opt for Finsbury.
Soto 7-1 (8-11) Awakwardly away, and almost unseated rider start, behind, outpaced over 2f out, headway when switched right and headway inside final furlong, stayed on well towards finish, 4th of 13, 2 1/2l behind La Gifted (9-1) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Sep.
Finsbury 5-1 (9-1) Prominent on outside, shaken up over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 20l behind Ancient Cross (9-6) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Bertie Vista 17-2 (9-4) Led 1f, remained prominent, pushed along over 3f out, ridden to chase winner briefly 2f out, not much room on inside over 1f out, stayed on same pace, 5th of 13, 4l behind Bertie Southstreet (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Ask Dan (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) Led, ridden over 2f out, kept on final furlong, held by winner on far side, 2nd of 12, nk behind Whispering Spirit (8-0) at Catterick 7f 3yo clm (6) sft in Sep.
Glenluji 8-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 9th of 12, 13l behind Captain Royale (8-1) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Diamond Fire (IRE) 13-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden into 6th 1f out, no extra final furlong, 7th of 13, 6l behind Fast Lightning (9-0) at Down Royal 7f hcp 47-65 in Sep.
Ros Cuire (IRE) 25-1 (8-4) Held up in rear, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 10, 11l behind Ela Gorrie Mou (8-12) at Ffos Las 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Ingleby Princess 8-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, led over 2f out, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 5l behind Kind Heart (8-5) at Redcar 1m 2f sell stks (6) gf in Sep.
Duke Of Bothwell (USA) 40-1 (8-10) Mid-division on outside, lost place 3f out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 32l behind Dance Card (9-3) at Newcastle 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Obe One 40-1 (8-0) In rear, ridden and some headway over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 12, 11l behind Daring Dream (9-5) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
No Nightmare (USA) 16-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 6, 7l behind Arjemis (8-12) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) gs in Aug.
Mister Biscuit (USA) 100-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, weakened over 3f out, 6th of 7, 40l behind Oneofapear (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Sep.