None of these inspire confidence and a purely speculative vote goes to MEN DON'T CRY. He's been thereabouts over 7f lately and is worth another try at today's distance. Two Sugars has also been running well without success though the handicapper refuses to relent but he has dropped Isingy Red 3lb after the latter's latest third at Yarmouth. Belle Park won at Bath in August but is 8lb higher now and Percythepinto could prove best of the remainder.
Isingy Red (FR) 5-2fav (9-5) Held up, headway over 2f out, soon every chance, ridden to chase winner just inside final furlong, kept on one pace, lost 2nd near finish, 3rd of 9, 4l behind Ishiamiracle (9-0) at Yarmouth 7f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Chrissycross (IRE) 16-1 (8-6) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never near leaders, 7th of 11, 17l behind Tawseef (9-4) at Brighton 1m 2f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Oct.
Byrd In Hand (IRE) 6-1 (9-3) Raced wide in touch, headway 2f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 5th of 10, 3 1/2l behind Bladewood Girl (9-5) at Lingfield 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Fonterutoli (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Held up in rear on outside, some headway over 1f out, never any chance, 7th of 12, 13l behind Monthly Medal (9-10) at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.
Two Sugars 17-2 (9-3) Reluctant to load, raced wide in touch, pushed along and outpaced over 2f out, rallied under pressure over 1f out, stayed on to 3rd well inside final furlong, never going pace of winner, 3rd of 13, 2l behind Dana's Present (9-4) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Cativo Cavallino 33-1 (9-2) Took keen hold, chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 13, 5l behind Inpursuitoffreedom (9-6) at Kempton 1m hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Source Of Light (IRE) 16-1 (8-12) Keen tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 9, 4 1/2l behind Dana's Present (9-10) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) pol in Oct.
Silence Is Easy 20-1 (9-4) Switched left after start held up in rear headway over 1f out soon ridden kept on one pace inside final furlong no threat, 6th of 10, 4l behind North Central (9-0) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Italian Lady (USA) 12-1 (9-0) Mid-division, lost place and pushed along 6f out, well beaten final 3f, last of 16, well behind Scarlet Prince (8-10) at Newcastle 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Men Don't Cry (IRE) 9-2 (9-1) Mid-division, headway over 1f out, ran on, never nearer, 4th of 12, 2l behind Elegant Muse (9-6) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Oct.
Percythepinto (IRE) 15-2 (8-8) Dwelt in rear, switched right 4f out, effort over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 6th of 10, 10l behind Tunnager Grove (8-10) at Leicester 7f 3yo & 4yo sll (6) sft in Oct.
Belle Park 7-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 13, 4 1/2l behind Authoritarian (9-3) at Bath 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Oct.