Entrance sprang a surprise at Nottingham last time and is only 4lb higher here. She could go close if in the same mood while Serena Brotherton is reunited with Amazin Blue Sky, whom she partnered to success at Haydock last month. Ruth Carr's charge is another for the short-list along with top weight Strike Force and Visions Of Johanna, though the latter carries a penalty for his win in a Wolverhampton seller last week. Harriet Bethell struck up a good understanding with FUJIN DANCER over hurdles earlier this year and Brian Ellison's six-year-old returns to the Flat on a decent mark. He's a lot more compliant nowadays and may be the one to beat.
Strike Force 4-1 (9-2) Held up, headway 5f out, ridden and not much room over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, went 2nd post, 2nd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Eltheeb (9-0) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Fujin Dancer (FR) 3-1 (8-9) Slowly into stride, held up behind in touch, effort to chase leaders 2f out, ridden over 1f out, kept on and every chance well inside final furlong, held near finish, 3rd of 7, 1/2l behind Kildare Sun (8-8) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f clm stks (5) pol in Dec.
Tropical Bachelor (IRE) 3-1 (9-1) Held up behind, effort over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong to go 3rd near finish, not reached leading pair, 3rd of 7, 1 1/2l behind Ballinteni (9-1) at Redcar 1m 2f clm stks (6) fm in Jul.
Visions of Johanna (USA) 9-4 (11-3) Held up in touch, went 2nd 4f out, ridden to lead over 1f out, stayed on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 4f am sell stks (6) pol beating Mustajed (10-12) by 2 1/4l, 10 ran.
Amazing Blue Sky 8-1 (8-11) Led until 3f out, chased leader until 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 13, 13l behind Easy Terms (8-10) at Thirsk 1m 4f hcp 0-80 (4) gd.
Zaplamation (IRE) 7-2 (9-4) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 11l behind Judicious (9-2) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Amir Pasha (UAE) 3-1fav (9-5) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, plugged on one pace, 4th of 7, 6l behind Jeu De Vivre (9-1) at Hamilton 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Street Legal 10-1 (8-7) Chased leader, led after 1f, headed after 4f, 2nd halfway, ridden and weakened 3f out, 12th of 16, 19l behind Knight Eagle (8-6) at Bellewstown 1m 6f hcp 60-90 gd in Aug.
Laconicos (IRE) 11-2 (8-13) Held up in touch, under pressure over 4f out, soon weakened, 10th of 14, 12l behind Sunset Boulevard (9-2) at Lingfield 1m 2f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Blue Spinnaker (IRE) 25-1 (8-6) Always towards rear, 11th of 15, 13l behind Tribal Myth (8-9) at Beverley 1m 2f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Apr.
Bajan Pride 20-1 (9-8) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 8th of 10, 15l behind Botham (9-5) at Hamilton 1m hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Rub of The Relic (IRE) 9-1 (8-13) Held up towards rear, took keen hold, ridden over 2f out, some headway over 1f out, no impression, 6th of 12, 16l behind Patavium (10-6) at Musselburgh 1m 4f ladies hcp 0-70 (5) gd.
Tropical Duke (IRE) 10-1 (9-11) Towards rear, headway 3f out on outer, ridden 2f out, no impression, 6th of 13, 10l behind Dimashq (9-0) at Ripon 1m 4f ldy hcp 0-65 (6) gs.
Entrance 40-1 (8-4) In touch, headway to 3rd 3f out, chased leader and edged left inside final 2f, ridden to lead approaching final furlong, stayed on well, won at Nottingham 1m 2f 3yo fll hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Celani (8-13) by 3/4l, 9 ran.