Sphinx has shown enough of late to suggest a first win this season is not too far away. The headgear is reapplied to Sphinx today who found the improving Bollin Felix too strong last time but importantly relishes a test of stamina. Los Nadis and Forrest Flyer look the biggest dangers to Sphinx. Los Nadis returned to the level after a five month break to finish second on his penultimate start before being reverted to hurdles for his last start where he scored emphatically. His effort behind Astrodome was solid, considering he was conceding so much weight to Sir Mark Prescott's charge while Forrest Flyer steps back up to two miles having found his stable mate too strong earlier this week. Twelve furlongs is his minimum trip these days and providing his recent efforts have not taken their tole, he should be there come the business end. Dr Sharp would have claims on his second behind Ainama two starts back but SPHINX is selected to get punters out on a winning note.
Sphinx (FR) 2nd of 10, 5l behind Bollin Felix at Thirsk 2m hcap (4) sft.
Dr Sharp (IRE) 7th of 10, 48l behind Bollin Felix at Thirsk 2m hcap (4) sft.
Propinquity 11th of 14, 12l behind Nice Style at Fairyhouse 1m 1f hcp 60-92 gd in Jul.
Los Nadis (GER) 2nd of 8, 2l behind Astrodome at Hamilton 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Signalman 3rd of 17, 5l behind Hawridge Star at Haydock 1m 6f amt hcp 0-80 (5) hvy.
Act Sirius (IRE) Last of 7, 16l behind Mister Arjay at Catterick 2m hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Jul.
Forrest Flyer (IRE) 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Chookie Hamilton at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcap (6) sft.
Jardines Bazaar 11th of 12, 35l behind Toboggan Lady at Catterick 1m 4f 3yo hcp (5) gs in Jul '07.
Stravonian 4th of 12, 17l behind Always Best at Ayr 1m 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.