Wicked Wilma won this last year but despite a disappointing August she's still 7lbs higher and will surely struggle to repeat the trick. Cayman Fox has refound her form since joining Linda Perratt but, while she's very speedy and hard to pass on ground with cut, this surface may enable the others to keep tabs on her before pouncing late. We're hopeful that SECRET VENUE can do just that having seemingly improved for the fitting of a visor last time. Providing the headgear works again he looks poised to strike over a course and distance that he relishes off a mark still 3lb lower than one he's won off before, with Paul Mulrennan's booking only increasing our faith. Arriva La Diva is a stable companion of Cayman Fox and gives connections a strong hand as she too won't be beaten by the track as she's three course and distance wins but quick ground would have to be a concern as it would be for Highland Warrior, while Lees Anthem may just find himself in the handicapper's pocket for the time being.
Cayman Fox 7-2 (9-4) Made all, driven over 1f out, ridden clear final furlong, comfortably, won at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug beating Dispol Kylie (9-9) by 4l, 12 ran.
Mandurah (IRE) 9-1 (8-8) In rear and outpaced, 8th of 9, 8l behind Rasaman (9-4) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Argentine (IRE) 33-1 (9-2) Held up towards rear, kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 12, 5l behind Fantasy Fighter (9-0) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Secret Venue 20-1 (9-9) Close up, ridden over 1f out, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Mayoman (9-7) at Thirsk 5f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Aug.
Arriva La Diva 9-4 (8-5) Chased leaders in 4th, headway and switched right over 1f out, ridden to lead inside final furlong, held on well, won at Musselburgh 5f clm stks (6) gf beating Atlantic Beach (9-0) by nk, 5 ran.
Wicked Wilma (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) In touch, ridden and kept on inside final furlong, no impression, 7th of 14, 4l behind Caranbola (9-6) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Highland Warrior 16-1 (8-2) Behind, effort over 1f out, soon no impression, 10th of 12, 6l behind Angus Newz (9-2) at Newmarket 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gs in Aug.
Lees Anthem 6-1 (9-5) Bumped gate when misjudged opening of stalls, mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, 4th of 15, 3 1/2l behind Oondiri (9-1) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
We'll Deal Again 11-2 (8-10) Took keen hold early, mid-division, outpaced over 2f out, soon ridden, no impression when edged left well over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 20l behind Mark Anthony (8-13) at Pontefract 6f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Tamarind Hill (IRE) 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 8l behind Fantasy Fighter (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Sandwith 4-1 (8-11) Chased leader, ridden 2f out, no extra inside final furlong and lost 3rd near finish, 4th of 6, 4l behind Mandarin Spirit (9-6) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Spirit of Coniston 12-1 (8-11) Mid-division, lost place 2f out, soon behind, 8th of 12, 13l behind Cayman Fox (9-4) at Newcastle 5f hcp 0-65 (6) gs in Aug.