EFISTORM has been in fine form on the turf, winning four of his last six starts. He went close at Thirsk again last time and can race off a 6lb lower mark back on the all-weather despite having won at Wolverhampton back in April. Libys Dream went close to winning on her handicap debut at Kempton last month and the lightly-raced filly looks a real threat, while Stonecrabstomorrow is not easily dismissed on his best Polytrack form. Catalinas Diamond and Seneschal produced better efforts last time and make most appeal of the remainder.
Green Earth (IRE) 16-1 (8-11) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, no impression on leaders, 6th of 14, 5l behind Catchanova (9-5) at Windsor 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Loyal Royal (IRE) 25-1 (9-10) Raced stands side, held up in rear, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 17, 7l behind Miss Polly Plum (9-5) at Lingfield 6f hcp 0-60 (6) std in Jun.
Efistorm 15-8fav (9-5) Chased leaders, headway to lead over 1f out, strongly challenged inside final furlong, headed and no extra towards finish, 2nd of 5, nk behind Go Go Green (8-13) at Thirsk 6f Selling Stakes (0-75) (3yo+) (6) gs in Aug.
Dvinsky (USA) 25-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 8th of 13, 6l behind Oh So Spicy (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Stonecrabstomorrow (IRE) 12-1 (8-11) In rear, headway on outer from over 1f out, ridden to chase winner briefly inside final furlong, kept on, 3rd of 14, 2l behind Cheylesmore (9-2) at Brighton 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Libys Dream (IRE) 7-1 (8-9) Held up in mid-division on outside, switched left to outside well over 1f out, strong run to lead and edged right inside final furlong, caught post, 2nd of 10, ns behind Numeral (9-2) at Kempton 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Brandywell Boy (IRE) 33-1 (8-4) Mid-division, ridden 2f out, never a factor, 8th of 13, 3 1/2l behind Tourist (8-6) at Lingfield 7f clm stks (6) pol.
Black Baccara 33-1 (8-11) In touch, ridden 2f out, soon weakened, last of 13, 17l behind Colourbearer (9-7) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Catalinas Diamond (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, led 2f out, ridden and headed inside final furlong, lost 2nd post, 3rd of 8, 1 1/4l behind Micky P (9-2) at Kempton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Seneschal 33-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, every chance 2f out, chased winner final furlong, kept on closing stages, always held, 2nd of 13, nk behind Oh So Spicy (9-4) at Windsor 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Wotatomboy 12-1 (8-7) Tracked leader, ridden halfway, weakened 1f out, 10th of 12, 12l behind Riflessione (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Sep.