SPA'S DANCER and Tenessee set a clear standard and there appears to be plenty of dead wood in this line-up so it may not pay to look beyond the pair. John Hills' charge was highly regarded as a juvenile and is readily preferred despite just having a pound in hand of his main rival on official figures as he has run a series of sound races in good company and there's no cause to believe that he won't be equally effective here. Tenessee has the ability to make further progress and has been freshened up by a break since proving slightly disappointing at Salisbury and it will be interesting to see what the market expectations are with the yard's horses running well enough. Catching Zeds and Marie Cuddy are feared most of the remainder although Marie Cuddy has since left Mick Channon despite running well behind Jacqueline Quest.
Far View (IRE) 40-1 (9-3) Took keen hold, prominent, lost place over 2f out, 7th of 8, 22l behind Barq (9-3) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (4) gf in Aug.
Fastinthestraight (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Slowly away and behind most of way, 8th of 13, 16l behind Spanish Island (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Fear Factor (IRE) 14-1 (9-3) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never on terms, 8th of 10, 16l behind Al Muthanaa (9-3) at Ripon 1m 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gd in Aug.
Ice Road Trucker (IRE) Bertolini gelding out of Bye Bold Aileen.
Katmai River (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Chased leading pair, pushed along inside final 3f, went 2nd over 1f out, no chance with winner, 2nd of 6, 13l behind Advertisement (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f mdn stks (5) pol in Aug.
Spa's Dancer (IRE) 14-1 (8-2) Slowly into stride, held up behind, driven and outpaced on stands side rail over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 11, 18l behind Don't Call Me (8-6) at Ascot 1m 3yo hcp (2) gd in Jul.
Tenessee 4-1 (9-3) With leader, pushed along and hampered over 1f out, soon weakened, 6th of 10, 7l behind Chica Whopa (8-12) at Salisbury 7f 3yo mdn (5) gd in Jun.
Zarius 7-1 (9-3) Soon pushed along towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 12th of 13, 37l behind Spanish Island (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Cloth Ears Fraam filly out of Estimada.
Catching Zeds 14-1 (8-12) Slightly hampered after 100 yards, towards rear, headway when hampered well over 1f out, switched right over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 5th of 13, 8l behind Spanish Island (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Flying Cherry (IRE) 12-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, headway on inside over 2f out, driven and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 17l behind Spanish Island (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.
Marie Cuddy (IRE) 7-1 (9-0) Led until 2f out, soon short of room, weakened final furlong, 3rd of 7, 10l behind Jacqueline Quest (9-0) at Chester 7f 2yo stks (4) gf in Sep '09.
Mistress Shy 80-1 (8-12) Always behind, 13th of 14, 30l behind Kalk Bay (9-3) at Chepstow 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Noisy Noverre (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Took keen hold, chased leading pair, outpaced over 1f out, no chance after, 7th of 13, 11l behind Spanish Island (9-3) at Kempton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Aug.