ILLUSTRIOUS LAD hasn't looked like winning so far but he hasn't raced in this lowly company before and gets the token vote. Green Mountain finished third at Brighton last time and that was her best effort to date while Cataract has finished a bit closer on the turf recently. Ella Fitzgerald is related to a winner but it doesn't boost confidence that she makes her debut at this level and the remainder have shown nothing worthy of a mention.
Abadejo 50-1 (9-0) Raced stand side, tracked leaders, took keen hold, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Whitstable Native (9-2) at Folkestone 7f app hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Illustrious Lad (IRE) 20-1 (8-11) Chased leader, ridden over 1f out, lost 2nd entering final furlong, weakened final 100 yards, 7th of 12, 4 1/2l behind Raffinn (9-7) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol.
Elusive Pursuit 14-1 (9-3) Led, ridden and headed over 2f out, weakened entering final furlong, 9th of 11, 17l behind Morning Call (9-3) at Warwick 7f mdn stks (5) gd in Aug.
Cataract 50-1 (8-12) Mid-division, not much room over 4f out, closed over 2f out, no impression on leaders inside final furlong, 6th of 13, 5l behind Hello Stranger (9-3) at Newcastle 5f mdn stks (5) gd.
Ella Fitzgerald (IRE) Moss Vale filly out of Grand Slam Maria.
Green Mountain (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Made most, ridden and headed approaching final furlong, one pace and no impression when lost 2nd final 100 yards, 3rd of 10, 1 1/4l behind Lana (8-13) at Brighton 6f 3yo hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Stoneacre Thirsk (IRE) 50-1 (9-0) Ran green and outpaced, 7th of 8, 30l behind Fever Few (9-0) at Kempton 7f Fillies Maiden Auction Stakes (3-5yo) (6) pol in Aug.