Dandy Nicholls has three entries with Llewellyn looking the best of the trio though he finished behind SHOWBOATING over the course and distance last time and the winner, who relished the very testing conditions, appeared to have something in hand and can go in again. Several of today's entries were behind but Burren View Lady continued her excellent form at Wolverhampton on the same day though she's yet to score on Turf and was behind Monakova at Newcastle in August. The latter has to be a big threat as she has continued in excellent form and may have been a bit unfortunate in a better handicap than this at York last time. The veteran Beckermet can also get involved in a tight handicap after his recent victory at Redcar.
Monakova (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, headway when not clear run over 3f out, lost momentum and soon switched right, ran on inside final furlong, went 2nd, unable to quite reach winner, 2nd of 19, 1/2l behind Dusky Queen (8-13) at York 7f app hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Showboating (IRE) 12-1 (9-4) Mid-division, came centre over 2f out, ridden and headway over 1f out, stayed on to lead well inside final furlong, won at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy beating Personal Touch (9-5) by 3/4l, 14 ran.
Nasharra (IRE) 66-1 (9-6) Slowly away, in rear stand side, ridden over 2f out, never dangerous, finished 14th in stand side group, 25th of 27, 16l behind Circuitous (8-11) at Ayr 6f hcp (2) sft in Sep.
Hot Rod Mamma (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Towards rear, came centre and headway 2f out, weakened final furlong, 9th of 14, 6l behind Showboating (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
Burren View Lady (IRE) 2-1fav (9-6) Good speed from wide draw to lead, pushed along anfdd joined 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged right and headed inside final furlong, ran on, 2nd of 9, nk behind Dilgura (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f fll hcp (0-75) (3yo+) (5) pol.
West Leake Hare (IRE) 8-1 (9-4) Towards rear, came centre over 2f out, never on terms, 8th of 14, 5l behind Showboating (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
Llewellyn 13-2 (8-8) Chased leaders, went 2nd 4f out, came centre and led over 2f out, ridden over 1f over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, stayed on, 3rd of 14, 1l behind Showboating (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
Green Park (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden when headway and came centre 2f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Showboating (9-4) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy.
Majestic Dream (IRE) 20-1 (9-2) Chased leaders, ridden to lead inside final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 12, hd behind Sardanapalus (9-1) at Beverley 7f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Beckermet (IRE) 11-1 (9-5) Made virtually all, ridden and ran on gamely final furlong, won at Redcar 7f hcp 0-70 (5) sft beating Bassett Road (8-9) by 2 1/2l, 13 ran.
New Leyf (IRE) 9-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 24l behind Llewellyn (8-10) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Maggie Pink 7-1 (9-6) Led overall on stands side rail, driven over 2f out, headed inside final 2f, no impression with centre group inside final furlong, 6th of 14, 9l behind Day Of The Eagle (9-6) at Newcastle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jun.
Piceno (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, ridden over 1f out, one pace, 6th of 11, 7l behind Grilletto (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.