AL GILLANI is taken to defy a six-pound penalty to score again at the expense of Avoca Dancer and Guildenstern. The selection broke his maiden tag at Great Leighs last week and now that the penny has finally dropped it would be no surprise to see him go in again so is one to stay on the right side of. Avoca Dancer is the other horse in the race with a six-pound penalty after winning at Brighton last time out. He has winning course form to his name also but he has risen in the weights so he will have to produce a personal best to win again. Guildenstern has in the past won off a mark of 80, but those days now look well behind him. That said he does look more than capable of running well off his current mark and if running up to form he should be in the shake-up.
Avoca Dancer (IRE) 10-1 (9-0) Took keen hold in touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, led inside final furlong, driven out, ran on well, won at Brighton 6f sll (6) gd beating Trinculo (9-2) by 3/4l, 13 ran.
Al Gillani (IRE) 3-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, chased leader over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, driven to lead close home, won at Great Leighs 6f mdn aut stk (6) pol beating Wreningham (9-3) by 2l, 8 ran.
Boldinor 12-1 (8-13) Held up in rear, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, soon beaten, 6th of 7, 12l behind Gentle Guru (10-3) at Newbury 6f app hcp (5) gs in Aug.
Our Fugitive (IRE) 14-1 (8-1) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 13th of 16, 7l behind Finsbury (8-0) at Newmarket 6f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Guildenstern (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Hampered on inside rail 4f out and lost place, hampered on inside 2f out, ran on inside final furlong, not recover, 4th of 12, 5l behind Tubby Isaacs (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Imperium 25-1 (8-13) Held up in touch, headway 2f out, led inside final furlong, headed and not pace of winner well inside final furlong, lost 2nd towards finish, 3rd of 13, 1l behind Batchworth Blaise (8-0) at Goodwood 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Tilsworth Charlie 25-1 (8-12) Went left start, in touch, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 7, 9l behind Quaroma (9-7) at Nottingham 6f fll hcp (4) gd in Aug.
Conjecture 9-1 (9-4) Stumbled start, behind, outpaced over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 11, 7l behind Johnston's Glory (9-1) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Jul.
Bobby Rose 7-1 (8-12) Very slowly away, rapid headway halfway, soon ridden, weakened final furlong, 9th of 12, 11l behind Desert Opal (9-2) at Great Leighs 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Blue Zenith (IRE) 11-1 (8-7) Always in rear, 11th of 12, 7l behind Geoffdaw (9-8) at Lingfield 6f 3yo hcp (5) pol.
Rhapsilian 8-1 (8-12) Held up, headway on outside over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd towards finish, 2nd of 12, 2l behind Tubby Isaacs (9-6) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Scuba (IRE) 3-1fav (8-13) Always behind, last of 12, 14l behind Owed (9-4) at Southwell 6f hcp 0-60 (6) fbs in Jun.