Lady Advocate won a Ripon seller in August but her stable is in the doldrums at present. Authora ran well on her second start at Newbury and has claims on that form, while Gabrial's Bounty appears to be improving with experience. FINDHORNBAY didn't give his true running at Pontefract last time and is fancied to reverse that running with Irrational over this longer trip. Her third at Carlisle in August is arguably the best form on offer here. Emman Bee's close third at Warwick was another step in the right direction and she must also go on the short-list.
Authora (IRE) 10-1 (8-11) Behind, headway after 1f, soon close up, pushed along halfway, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 12, 16l behind Cardigan (8-10) at Haydock 6f 2yo stks (5) gs in Sep.
Steady The Buffs 25-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Mr Knightley (9-1) at Kempton 6f 2yo clm stks (6) pol.
Kieron's Rock (IRE) 14-1 (9-0) Hampered start, outpaced in mid-division, weakened halfway, 8th of 9, 13l behind Annie Beach (8-12) at Catterick 5f 2yo mdn (5) gf.
Findhornbay 16-1 (8-0) Soon led, headed after 2f, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 27l behind Mince (8-6) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Emman Bee (IRE) 50-1 (8-6) Led, flashed tail, ridden over 1f out, headed final strides, 3rd of 9, hd behind Wordismybond (8-11) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Inniscastle Boy 6-1 (9-5) Held up towards rear on outside, pushed along over 3f out, well beaten over 2f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Amoure Medici (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Sep.
Dine Out 50-1 (8-6) Always in rear, 9th of 10, 12l behind Poetic Lord (9-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd.
Irrational 20-1 (8-3) Towards rear and outpaced, never a factor, 8th of 11, 20l behind Mince (8-6) at Pontefract 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gf.
Emirates Jack (IRE) 8-1 (8-11) Held up in mid-division, nudged along from over 1f out, kept on same pace, 6th of 9, 12l behind Wordismybond (8-11) at Warwick 7f 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.
Gabrial's Bounty (IRE) 5-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, in rear, headway over 1f out, went 3rd entering final furlong, ran on, nearest finish, 3rd of 11, 3l behind Bookiesindexdotnet (8-12) at Kempton 5f 2yo mdn stks (5) pol.
Ishiamiracle 15-2 (8-8) Keen mid-division, headway over 1f out, kept on towards finish, 4th of 10, 1 1/2l behind Amthal (8-10) at Kempton 7f 2yo mdn fll auc stks (5) pol.
Roll Of Thunder 50-1 (9-3) Held up mid-division and keen, effort over 2f out, never dangerous, 9th of 14, 17l behind Al Saham (9-3) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn (4) gd in Sep.
Love Tale 16-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, stayed on inside final furlong, not able to trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 2 1/4l behind Aquasulis (9-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 2yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Lady Advocate (IRE) 40-1 (8-11) With leader stands side, driven over 2f out, ridden and every chance over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong to lead towards finish, won at Ripon 6f 2yo sll (6) sft in Aug beating Look Here's Lady (8-11) by 1l, 12 ran.
Perfect Day (IRE) 10-1 (9-3) In rear, ran on final furlong, not reach leaders, 5th of 12, 4l behind Elegant Flight (8-12) at Kempton 6f 2yo hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Siberian Belle (IRE) 5-1 (9-1) Tracked leaders, ridden 3f out, weakening when hampered 1f out, 6th of 7, 6l behind Red Tyke (8-6) at Ayr 7f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Sep.
Fairy Moss (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, never on terms, 5th of 6, 22l behind Brickfielder (9-3) at Folkestone 7f 2yo mdn aut (6) gs in Aug.
Samasana (IRE) 100-1 (8-12) Keen held up, headway over 1f out, not trouble leaders, 5th of 10, 11l behind Expert Fighter (9-3) at Brighton 1m 2yo mdn aut (5) gf.