Tony Carroll's LORDSHIP ran out the easy winner of a soft ground handicap over this trip at Ayr last week and has an obvious chance to defy the penalty for that success which he is taken to do with the main dangers rated as Grissom and Conry. The Patrick Morris-trained gelding finished half-a-length in front of Grissom over course and distance last week but is now 6lbs worse in so Alan Berry's gelding may be able to reverse that form. Alan Swinbank's Kashimin ran well when chasing home Gassin at Wolverhampton last month and has every chance if able to reproduce a similar level of form back on turf, while Violent Velocity probably wants faster ground to be seen at his best. The David Evans-trained Kingswinford relishes cut in the ground and has solid claims off his current mark but it is hard to get away from Lordship following his win at Ayr last week and he can score again.
Conry (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) (all comments made from observation over 2f out because of fog and bad visibility) mid-division, headway well over 1f out, kept on to lead towards finish, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct beating Grissom (8-4) by 1/2l, 15 ran.
Bold Marc (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led, ridden and headed 1f out, weakened quickly, last of 11, 7l behind Berbice (9-1) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Oct.
Kingswinford (IRE) 11-4fav (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on to lead final 100 yards, readily, won at Windsor 6f clm stks (6) gd in Oct beating Mango Music (8-10) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Violent Velocity (IRE) 9-2 (9-0) Held up, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 9l behind Malcheek (9-2) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Borasco (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, headway and switched right 2f out, not clear run over 1f out, soon beaten, 11th of 12, 9l behind Beautiful Filly (7-13) at Wolverhampton 7f fll hcp (4) pol in Oct.
Grissom (IRE) 5-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, led approaching 2f out, headed inside final furlong, not quicken, 2nd of 11, 3/4l behind Keys of Cyprus (9-1) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-80 (4) sft in Oct.
Kashimin (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, chased winner over 2f out, no impression, kept on, 2nd of 11, 2l behind Gassin (8-10) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Inter Vision (USA) 9-1 (8-13) Behind, headway over 1f out, no impression, 5th of 15, 5l behind Conry (8-11) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-85 (4) sft in Oct.
Tamasou (IRE) 9-2 (8-12) Close up on inside, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 14, 7l behind Ravi River (9-2) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-80 (4) pol in Oct.
Arteus 22-1 (8-13) Made all, ridden and challenged from 2f out, stayed on final furlong, won at Folkestone 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Oct beating Lodi (9-4) by 1l, 9 ran.
Lordship (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, led over 1f out, kept on well, won at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Oct beating Miss Bootylishes (8-13) by 5l, 14 ran.
Western Art (USA) 15-2 (8-11) Held up, headway over 1f out, stayed on to go 3rd inside final furlong, not troubled front pair, 3rd of 13, 4 1/2l behind Why Nee Amy (8-5) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) gf in Sep.
Frill A Minute 100-1 (8-3) Dwelt, always behind, last of 13, well behind Nufoudh (8-13) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.