Missouri Spirit has had more chances than most of these but is rated higher than the likes of Secret Code and Elsie Partridge and should be thereabouts again. Too Elusive and You're Fired look likely to improve further but so does GROUNDWORKER. The latter finished much closer over 5f here on his latest start and he gets the speculative vote with Richard Hughes' presence in the saddle taking the eye. Mirror is a newcomer worth a second glance in the betting.
Cincuenta Pasos (IRE) Footstepsinthesand colt out of Sweet Nicole.
Groundworker (IRE) 33-1 (9-5) Went right start, soon in mid-division, ridden 2f out, ran on final furlong, nearest finish, 4th of 11, 4l behind Dutch Interior (9-5) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Too Elusive 17-2 (8-8) In touch, outpaced before halfway, headway over 1f out, soon chasing leaders, never able to challenge, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Stellarta (8-5) at Beverley 5f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Sep.
You're Fired (IRE) 25-1 (8-7) Outpaced towards rear, switched left and kept on inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 12, 7l behind Autumn Sunrise (8-10) at Windsor 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf in Aug.
Secret Kode (IRE) 25-1 (9-3) Dwelt, held up towards rear, headway over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 8th of 17, 8l behind Got To Dance (8-13) at Leicester 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Thundering Cloud (IRE) 33-1 (9-0) Mid-division, pushed along 3f out, outpaced over 2f out, effort on inside and stayed on again inside final furlong, no threat, 7th of 12, 7l behind Sleepy Sioux (9-0) at Bath 6f 2yo flls mdn auc stks (4) gd in Sep.
Missouri Spirit 6-5 (8-9) Led early, chased winner, pushed along over 3f out, switched right 2f out, ridden and no chance over 1f out, 2nd of 3, 3 1/2l behind Sandra's Diamond (8-4) at Ayr 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Elsie Partridge (IRE) 4-1 (9-0) Soon led, ridden and edged right over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 11, 2 3/4l behind Nova Princesse (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Mirror (IRE) Dandy Man filly out of Fields Of Joy.
Sutton Sioux 25-1 (9-0) Dwelt mid-division, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 9l behind Dutch Interior (9-5) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol in Sep.
Trefnant (IRE) 50-1 (8-11) Behind and outpaced, 7th of 9, 34l behind Expect (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo mdn fll (5) pol.
Charleys Angel 20-1 (8-1) Towards rear, never on terms, 7th of 12, 14l behind Elysian Prince (9-1) at Lingfield 1m 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Sep.