Summer's Lease is reluctantly deserted in favour of AINIA in the belief that she will be a more attractive price. Rhadegunda has to be on the short-list given her recent form. A few ifs and buts here with the likes of Lee Miller not really having gone on as expected and Censored tried in headgear for the first time as well as a few having stamina to prove. They include Rhadegunda who has won her last two starts over a mile very comfortably although the runner-up on her latest start was beaten in a Pontefract claimer on Monday. She may well stay and is sure to be popular with a 4lb rise far from prohibitive. Ainia was three lengths behind at Sandown but does race from a pound lower mark here and seems certain to improve for her first attempt at this trip. She's by Alhaarth who is a strong influence for stamina and she has appeared to have been outpaced in all of her career starts to date. She has form in testing ground and this is the right time to take a chance on her. Summer's Lease is a sister to the smart Needwood Blade but appears to be blessed with more stamina judging by her win at Nottingham over a mile. That wasn't a great race but her performance was taking and she's one that we'd like to have on side. A few others can be given chances and Lady Brora is one that rates a mention here but we'll nail our colours to the mast of Ainia.
Folly Lodge 14-1 (10-0) In touch, ridden along 3f out, weakened 2f out, eased final furlong, last of 8, 21l behind Persian Sea (9-3) at Doncaster 7f fll hcp (3) gd in Jul.
Try Me (UAE) 50-1 (8-9) Mid-division, effort 2f out, kept on, 9th of 17, 6l behind Eva's Request (9-6) at Ascot 1m lst fll hcp (1) gd in Sept.
Baylini 20-1 (9-8) Mid-division, headway over 2f out, ridden when edged right over 1f out, soon led, no extra when headed inside final furlong, 2nd of 16, 1/2l behind Higgy's Boy (9-6) at Windsor 1m 2f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sept.
Trumpet Lily 7-1 (9-4) Held up in rear, headway 2f out, ridden and effort over 1f out behind leaders, no extra and one pace final furlong, 7th of 11, 4 1/2l behind Rhadegunda (8-11) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Sept.
Encircled 11-1 (8-11) Held up in rear, headway on outer 2f out, driven to challenge and every chance approaching final furlong, edged left and kept on same pace, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Princess Taylor (9-3) at Haydock 1m 3f fll hcp (3) gf in Sept.
Rhadegunda 7-2fav (8-11) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, switched right to far rail over 1f out, quickened inside final furlong to lead towards finish, ridden out, won at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Sept beating Diamond Yas (9-1) by 1/2l, 11 ran.
Summers Lease 16-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, held up, headway over 2f out, edged left and led well inside final furlong, ran on, won at Nottingham 1m 3yo mdn (5) gd in Aug beating Mohathab (9-3) by 1 1/2l, 8 ran.
Lee Miller (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Mid-division, effort on outside 2f out, not quicken over 1f out, kept on same pace final furlong, 5th of 11, 3l behind Rhadegunda (8-11) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Sept.
Censored 3-1 (8-13) Mid-division, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, last of 11, 32l behind Dr Livingstone (8-12) at Sandown 1m 2f 3yo hcp (4) sft in Sept.
Belotto (IRE) 10-3 (8-6) Took keen hold in rear, still taking keen hold bend over 2f out, soon ridden, no response, last of 4, 4 1/2l behind Any Given Day (8-9) at Folkestone 1m 4f 3yo hcp (3) sft in Sept.
Ainia 14-1 (8-11) Held up, ridden along over 2f out, not pace to challenge over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong without troubling leaders, 4th of 11, 3l behind Rhadegunda (8-11) at Sandown 1m 3yo fll hcp 0-100 (4) gd in Sept.
Ballora (FR) 9-1 (9-3) Led early, soon steadied mid-division 6f out, headway 3f out, ridden 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 12, 8l behind New Star (9-6) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Lady Brora 6-1 (9-1) Slowly into stride, soon tracking winner, one pace inside final furlong, 2nd of 10, 1l behind St Trinians (9-2) at W'hampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp (5) pol in Sept.
Uig 33-1 (9-2) Mid-division, hung right and lost place from over 3f out, 11th of 13, 11l behind Strike Force (9-1) at W'hampton 1m 1f hcap (6) pol in Sept.