This is no better than the first division and the vote on this occasion goes to LOVE NEST. He finished a close-up second over C&D in June and John Dunlop's charge has some scope for improvement. C&D winner Litotes is 3lb higher today but has been beaten out of sight in a couple of runs since, while Monashee Rock is still struggling for form despite slipping down the weights. Qaraqum and My Flame could prove best of the remainder.
Diplomatic (IRE) 20-1 (9-0) Always behind, last of 10, 46l behind Glenridding (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Emerald Girl (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased main group leaders 5f, 13th of 15, 22l behind Poyle Judy (9-3) at Chepstow 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Qaraqum (USA) 12-1 (9-9) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 9th of 13, 13l behind Fastinthestraight (9-9) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp (6) pol in Jul.
Monashee Rock (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) In touch, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 12, 7l behind Kyle Of Bute (9-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
My Flame 8-1 (9-5) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 3 1/2l behind Olney Lass (8-9) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Jul.
Bell's Ocean (USA) 16-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 22l behind Ippi N Tombi (8-5) at Yarmouth 1m hcp 0-60 (6) sft in Aug.
Prime Circle 14-1 (9-2) Tracked leaders, ridden halfway, kept on one pace final 2f, 6th of 13, 8l behind Sopran Nad (9-1) at Southwell 7f hcp (6) fbs in Aug.
Love Nest 11-4fav (9-0) Held up towards rear, headway 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never on terms, 6th of 13, 6l behind Diamond Run (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Litotes 20-1 (8-5) Chased leader after 1f, ridden over 2f out, soon lost 2nd and weakened inside final 2f, 9th of 10, 13l behind Point Du Jour (9-3) at Kempton 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Aug.
Rigid 10-1 (8-12) Mid-division, headway over 3f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 10, 14l behind Single Lady (8-13) at Kempton 1m 3f hcp (6) pol.
Richo 25-1 (9-1) Very slowly away, always in rear, 8th of 9, 31l behind What About Now (8-8) at Brighton 1m 4f sell hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Nubian Gem (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, ridden over 3f out, never able to challenge, 9th of 16, 11l behind Arctic Maiden (9-8) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf in Aug.
Shaunas Spirit (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Tracked leader, weakened over 2f out, last of 14, 32l behind Russian Ice (9-0) at Kempton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jun.