If official figures are to be believed then ACT YOUR SHOE SIZE is home and hosed. Keith Dalgleish' filly, the winner of two decent handicaps in early summer, has finished tailed off in two subsequent starts so can't be followed blindly but a return to anything like her best would be good enough. Miami Gator has been well beaten in two similar races to this recently while Underwritten has failed to complete the course in two runs over hurdles since finishing runner-up in a Warwick handicap in June. Goldmadchen, a stablemate of the selection, has shown little since arriving from Germany so She's A Character may prove the main threat as she'll like the conditions and showed a bit more dash on heavy ground over the C&D last time.
Miami Gator (IRE) 5-1 (9-6) Raced alone on stands side rail, in touch, outpaced over 2f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 39l behind Moheebb (8-13) at Newcastle 1m clm stks (6) sft in Aug.
Act Your Shoe Size 15-2 (9-5) Mid-division, weakened halfway, last of 14, 41l behind Roninski (9-3) at Redcar 7f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Aug.
She's A Character 15-2 (9-1) Held up in last pair in touch, chased leaders 3f out, ridden over 1f out, stayed on to take 3rd near finish, no impression with front pair, 3rd of 6, 3 1/2l behind Another For Joe (9-8) at Hamilton 1m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Aug.
Underwritten 16-1 (9-6) Tracked leaders, ridden to chase winner 2f out, driven to challenge inside final furlong, not quicken near finish, 2nd of 13, 3/4l behind April Ciel (8-10) at Warwick 1m 3f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Jun.
Goldmadchen (GER) 40-1 (9-4) Went left start, held up towards rear, ridden over 3f out, soon beaten, 9th of 10, 13l behind La Bacouetteuse (9-9) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.