A big field for this track but a case can be made for only a few and MEN DON'T CRY looks the safest bet of those. He's been thereabouts since winning at Ffos Las in July and looks capable of scoring off his current mark. Hero's Story is another with claims dropping back down into this lowly grade while Walter De La Mare was beaten only a head over track and trip on his penultimate start and Eyeline also went close here last month. Gung Ho has won a claimer in the French provinces and has his first start for new connections.
Illegale (IRE) (9-2) 5th of 11, 8l behind Fiona Rae (9-2) at Chantilly(FR) 1m 1f stk sft in Oct '09.
Gung Ho (FR) 25-1 (9-6) 11th of 18, 6l behind Now's The Time (9-4) at Longchamp(FR) 1m hcp gs.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 9-2fav (9-8) Tracked leaders, led well over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Amantius (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Jewelled Dagger (IRE) 20-1 (9-6) Chased leader until over 4f out, pushed along over 3f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 20l behind Bohemian Rhapsody (10-0) at Chepstow 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.
Cabuchon (GER) 8-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, pushed along over 3f out, ridden over 2f out, kept on, 3rd of 8, 6l behind El Massivo (9-4) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Hero's Story 9-2 (8-7) Hampered start, tracked leader, led over 3f out, headed over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 4th of 11, 9l behind Layline (9-4) at Ffos Las 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) hvy.
Captain Oats (IRE) 50-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, soon pushed along in rear, always behind, 9th of 11, 12l behind Amulet (9-2) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Iguacu 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 3f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 11, 7l behind Minority Interest (9-5) at Nottingham 1m 2f app hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug.
Walter De La Mare (IRE) 12-1 (10-0) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 4th of 11, 9l behind Kheskianto (9-11) at Beverley 1m 2f am hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Eyeline 13-2 (8-9) Soon led, ridden and 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 5th of 11, 13l behind Amantius (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Glens Wobbly 20-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 3f out, soon lost place, weakened over 2f out, 5th of 10, 28l behind Man From Seville (9-8) at Wolverhampton 2m hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Finalee 20-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, in rear, tailed off over 3f out, last of 8, 37l behind Bountybeamadam (9-0) at Chepstow 7f mdn fll stks (5) gd.
Bell'arte (IRE) 8-1 (9-2) Steadied start held up in rear, ridden 3f out, late headway approaching final furlong, not trouble leaders, 4th of 7, 12l behind Uganda Glory (9-7) at Brighton 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Boogie De Bispo 16-1 (8-0) Mid-division, ridden briefly 6f out, driven 3f out, no impression, 7th of 11, 7l behind Chapter Five (9-1) at Warwick 1m 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Jul.