Candyfloss Girl has won on the all-weather over this sort of trip but not since this time last year. She has dropped a further 5lbs since weakening badly over six furlongs at Salisbury but she is hard to back. White Shift runs off a realistic mark (2lbs lower than her last winning mark) and acts on all sorts of ground and is worth considering having won here before. It is interesting connections try The Happy Hammer over this trip after running over much further of late and it is worth monitoring the betting, but the most appeal is made by STAMFORD BLUE who gets the vote. He won well over course and distance two starts ago and rated the same for this contest is nominated. Convince is the obvious danger having finished just half a length behind Stamford Blue when they raced here most recently but he prefers a longer trip.
White Shift (IRE) 16-1 (9-6) Close up, raced in centre course from halfway, not on terms with main group over 1f out, 8th of 12, 9l behind Sir Geoffrey (9-11) at Windsor 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
The Name Is Frank 8-1 (8-11) Ridden to lead, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 10, 4l behind Barons Spy (9-7) at Bath 6f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Kyllachy Storm 7-2 (9-8) Tracked leader, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 8l behind Vhujon (9-9) at Bath 6f app hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Sermons Mount (USA) 7-1 (9-1) Slow into stride, always in rear, last of 8, 14l behind Hi Shinko (9-10) at Epsom Downs 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Stargazing (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) In touch, ridden 2f out, chased winner 1f out, hung right and no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 10, 9l behind Hamloola (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f 3yo fll stks (5) gs in Aug.
Candyfloss Girl 25-1 (9-9) Went left start, led, headed 3f out, hampered over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 9, 17l behind Russian Rave (9-11) at Salisbury 6f fll hcp (5) gf in Aug.
Cwmni 16-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride rear, headway on inside over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 3rd close home, 3rd of 13, 1 3/4l behind Cavitie (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
The Happy Hammer (IRE) 25-1 (8-5) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, weakened rapidly, tailed off, last of 15, 32l behind Aviso (9-1) at Newmarket 1m hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Jul.
Pherousa 4-1 (9-3) Chased leaders over 3f, 5th of 8, 4l behind Madam Isshe (8-6) at Bath 5f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Sweet Gale (IRE) 5-1 (8-11) Started slowly, held up in rear, headway under pressure on outside over 1f out, 4th one pace and held when pushed right final 100 yards, 4th of 6, 2l behind Liberty Lady (9-9) at Folkestone 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Stamford Blue 4-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 2f out, hard ridden and soon chasing leaders, not ran on, 4th of 9, 2l behind Bermondsey Bob (9-4) at Brighton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Ghost Dancer 28-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, headway and in touch halfway, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 15l behind Divertimenti (9-5) at Nottingham 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Convince (USA) 8-1 (9-1) In touch until pushed along and outpaced halfway, rallied over 1f out, ran on well to 2nd close home, going on close home, not reached winner, 2nd of 9, 1/2l behind Stamford Blue (9-2) at Bath 5f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Hart of Gold 4-1 (9-2) Raced keenly, led until over 2f out, chased leader until over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, lost 3rd close home, 4th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Emiratesdotcom (8-13) at Bath 6f hcp 0-55 (6) gd in Aug.
Boxer Shorts 40-1 (8-6) Chased leaders over 2f, soon beaten, last of 13, 29l behind Ryedane (8-8) at Carlisle 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.
Cruise Control 6-1 (8-11) Took keen hold, held up rear of mid-division, smooth headway over 2f out, ridden and found little over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 6th of 15, 6l behind King's Sabre (8-11) at Yarmouth 1m mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Jun.