A tough finale for punters to get a grip on and from a shortlist of WIND SHUFFLE, Five Wishes and Grandad Bill, we will side with the first mentioned. The selection has been given a break of almost three weeks since he disappointed at Hamilton last time. That was a lifeless run really considering the form that he had been in earlier in the year in Scotland and the North of England. It may be that a mark of 75 is beyond him; however the feeling is that something may have been amiss on that last run and he can return to winning ways. Shy Glance and Krugerrand are both course and distance winners and warrant respect, along with Grandad Bill who runs this track so well and won't mind the return to this trip. Persian Peril is hit and miss and his overall record suggests that we may see the latter today, so a bigger danger may be Five Wishes who has been holding his form so well this year. Expect improvement from Nans Best after a recent pipe-opener; however it is Wind Shuffle who can shrug off top-weight.
Wind Shuffle (GER) 11-4fav (8-12) Chased leader, one pace over 3f out, 3rd of 11, 8l behind King of The Moors (8-1) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp (3) gs.
Freeloader (IRE) 11-1 (8-4) Led, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra final furlong, 4th of 9, 8l behind Mia's Boy (8-7) at Doncaster 1m hcp 0-90 (3) gs in Mar.
Persian Peril 4-1 (8-5) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, led entering final furlong, stayed on, won at Ayr 1m 1f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Aug beating Jamieson Gold (8-11) by 3/4l, 7 ran.
Shy Glance (USA) 25-1 (9-3) Held up, one pace from over 1f out, 6th of 11, 6l behind Handsome Falcon (8-11) at Ayr 1m hcp 0-80 (4) gs in Aug.
Nans Best (IRE) 20-1 (8-4) Always prominent, 2nd halfway, ridden over 2f out, 4th over 1f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 13, 7l behind Imply (8-10) at Curragh 1m hcp 0-100 hvy.
Krugerrand (USA) 14-1 (9-7) Held up in rear, good headway on inside approaching 2f out, soon ridden, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 5l behind Kimono My House (9-1) at Leicester 1m 2f app hcp (5) hvy.
Five Wishes 11-2 (9-1) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, stayed on, 3rd of 9, 3 1/2l behind Superior Star (8-8) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Annaliesse (IRE) 11-4 (9-7) Took keen hold, held up towards rear, saddle slipped after 3f, virtually pulled up, last of 6, well behind Millie's Rock (8-10) at Beverley 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (5) gf in Jul.
Grandad Bill (IRE) 4-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, raced far side from over 3f out, headway from over 2f out, stayed on, 4th of 12, 1 1/2l behind Wednesdays Boy (9-0) at Ayr 1m app hcp (6) sft in Aug.
Daring Dream (GER) 8-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 10, 16l behind Grit (9-1) at Ayr 1m 3yo hcp (5) hvy.