Alborz has gone backwards since making the frame on the all-weather early in the year and Gosforth Park needs soft ground to show his best, which he's failed to do so far this season. Valentine's Gift is facing a tougher task than when picking up an amateurs' race at Nottingham but Handiwork should get involved if fully primed on her first start since finishing runner-up at Redcar back in May. PEREIRA is the least exposed and, though needing to improve on her handicap debut, she won't have to find that much to open her account in this company.
Frank's Folly (IRE) 10-1 (9-12) Keen tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace, 5th of 12, 8l behind Loved One (9-0) at Nottingham 1m mdn auc stks (6) gs in Aug.
Alborz (IRE) 22-1 (9-10) Led, headed over 7f out, tracked leaders, weakened 3f out, last of 9, 25l behind Quest For More (9-2) at Leicester 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Dynastic 20-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 6th of 12, 11l behind Bayan Kasirga (8-12) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gs.
Gosforth Park 13-2 (9-7) Slowly into stride, held up in rear, ridden and switched left over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 9, 12l behind Tetbury (10-0) at Beverley 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Isdaal 28-1 (9-3) Always towards rear, never a factor, tailed off, 9th of 12, 50l behind Royal Peculiar (9-9) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Queen Of Skies (IRE) 16-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden 4f out, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 12, 19l behind Hepworth (9-3) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f fll hcp (0-75) (5) pol in Jan.
The Bells O Peover 11-2 (9-8) Chased leaders, led after 2f, headed 4f out, chased leader until over 2f out, weakened 2f out, 6th of 11, 33l behind Getaway Car (9-2) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Sep.
Valantino Oyster (IRE) 17-2 (9-2) Led, headed over 8f out, led over 2f out, headed over 1f out, one pace, 4th of 11, 8l behind Bayan Kasirga (9-1) at Musselburgh 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Ravi River (IRE) 20-1 (8-12) Held up, effort on outside 3f out, soon lost place, last of 13, 21l behind Naburn (9-6) at Catterick 1m 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Sep.
Pereira 9-2 (8-1) Took keen hold tracking leading pair, went 2nd 3f out, pushed along and tried to challenge 2f out, driven and one pace over 1f out, no extra in 3rd inside final furlong, 3rd of 7, 2l behind Taglietelle (9-7) at Kempton 1m 4f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Mar.
Valentine's Gift 20-1 (10-0) Mid-division, headway 6f out, led over 2f out, kept on well, won at Nottingham 1m 2f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd beating Batgirl (10-7) by 1 3/4l, 10 ran.
Handiwork 4-1fav (9-6) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out, ridden 1f out, stayed on to challenge and every chance inside final furlong, just held, 2nd of 16, 3/4l behind Man From Seville (9-1) at Redcar 1m 6f 3yo mdn hcp 0-65 (6) gf in May.