Dandy Nicholls' gelding Imperial Legend is chasing a four-timer under Shirley Teasdale but the soft ground is a worry. It won't trouble the lightly-raced Miliika, however, and she had Tango Sky behind when runner-up at Windsor in June - Ralph Beckett's charge is a pound worse off here. Silken Express hasn't done much wrong so far but his yard could be in better form while Planetex has a bit to prove after his run at Hamilton and Bubbly Ballerina usually finds at least one too good. RUSTY ROCKET was always in the firing-line when third against older horses over 6f at Haydock last time. The drop in distance shouldn't be a problem and Paul Green's charge can get back on the winning trail today, though stablemate Beau Mistral and El McGlynn would also have a chance on their best form.
Beau Mistral (IRE) 22-1 (8-1) Raced stand side, chased leaders, effort over 2f out, soon ridden and weakened, 7th of 16, 6l behind Face The Problem (9-7) at Haydock 5f hcp 105 (2) hvy in Sep.
Tango Sky (IRE) 6-4fav (9-5) Made most, ridden over 1f out, kept on under pressure final furlong, headed post, 2nd of 7, shd behind Gorgeous Goblin (9-0) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Aug.
Miliika 7-2 (8-12) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, kept on one pace, 4th of 7, 1 1/2l behind Annie Beach (9-0) at Newmarket 5f 3yo hcp 0-105 (2) gs in Jun.
North Star Boy (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Chased leaders, ridden and weakened over 1f out, 5th of 9, 10l behind Solar Deity (9-4) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Rusty Rocket (IRE) 11-2fav (8-4) Led stand side group and well on terms, driven and hung left from over 1f out, soon overal leader, headed inside final furlong, no extra, 3rd of 14, 1 1/4l behind Take Cover (8-12) at Haydock 6f hcp 0-90 (3) hvy in Sep.
Silken Express (IRE) 10-3 (8-10) Mid-division, ridden and headway over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on, 2nd of 11, 1l behind Whozthecat (9-2) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol in Sep.
Bubbly Ballerina 7-1 (8-10) Held up, headway on outside over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, not pace to reach leading trio, 4th of 11, 1 1/2l behind Blanc De Chine (9-0) at Wolverhampton 5f hcp 0-85 (4) pol.
Indego Blues 6-1 (9-7) Towards rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon edged right and weakened, 6th of 8, 8l behind Jack Luey (9-8) at Hamilton 5f hcp 0-80 (4) hvy in Sep.
Imperial Legend (IRE) 4-1fav (9-2) Held up behind, switched outside and headway 2f out, ridden to challengte over 1f out, stayed on to lead narrowly when edged left inside final furlong, held on, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep beating Pavers Star (7-13) by hd, 11 ran.
Planetex (IRE) 7-4fav (9-13) Took keen hold, soon led, edged right over 2f out, headed over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 8th of 9, 6l behind Celestial Dawn (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
El Mcglynn (IRE) 7-2fav (9-0) Led, ridden over 1f out, headed inside final furlong, kept on same pace, no extra and dropped to 4th near finish, 4th of 9, 1l behind I'll Be Good (8-9) at Redcar 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft.
Ring For Baileys 5-1 (8-9) In touch, effort between horses over 1f out, soon led, headed final strides, 2nd of 9, hd behind Stonecrabstomorrow (8-6) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Indian Tinker 9-1 (8-5) In touch, effort 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 4l behind Perfect Blossom (9-2) at Yarmouth 5f hcp 0-85 (4) gf in Sep.
Demora 14-1 (8-5) Made all, ridden well over 1f out, held on close home, all out, won at Bath 5f hcp 0-80 (4) fm in Sep beating Beauty Pageant (9-2) by hd, 15 ran.