We'll Shake Hands may improve for the step up in trip but 7f is no problem for HULCOLT. The latter's ability to handle soft ground has to be taken on trust but this is much easier than his handicap debut at Chester and he gets the nod. Thornaby Nash is another dropped in class after failing to figure in a competitive York nursery and he could figure along with Bowsers Bold, who found life tough at Goodwood last time. It was fast ground when Strictly Glitz won a seller over track and trip in June and she'll need to improve again in this company.
We'll Shake Hands (FR) 11-2 (8-11) Chased leadaers, ridden well over 1f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 9, 6l behind Khalice (9-3) at Ripon 6f 2yo hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Aug.
Hulcolt (IRE) 20-1 (8-7) Keen tracked leader until ridden over 2f out, faded inside final furlong, 5th of 7, 5l behind Nezar (9-1) at Chester 7f 2yo hcp 0-95 (3) gd in Aug.
Thornaby Nash 33-1 (7-12) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 13th of 14, 10l behind Bahamian Heights (9-4) at York 6f 2yo hcp (2) gf in Aug.
Bowsers Bold 20-1 (8-4) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along over 2f out, ridden and weakened over 1f out, last of 11, 14l behind Art Official (9-5) at Goodwood 7f 2yo hcp (2) gd in Aug.
Nevada Blue 8-1 (8-11) Tracked leaders, outpaced over 2f out, weakened 1f out, 10th of 12, 22l behind Xanthos (8-11) at Newcastle 7f 2yo mdn aut (4) gf in Jul.
Lendal Bridge 100-1 (8-12) Towards rear, pushed along halfway, headway over 1f out, kept on, never nearer, 5th of 8, 14l behind Master Carpenter (8-12) at Pontefract 6f 2yo stks (2) gd in May.
Strictly Glitz (IRE) 3-1 (7-13) Reared start and slowly away, behind, smooth headway halfway, led over 2f out, soon challenged, ran on well, won at Redcar 7f 2yo sll (6) gf in Jun beating Arthur's Melody (8-4) by 1 3/4l, 7 ran.
Another Royal 11-2 (8-5) With leaders, outpaced 2f out, soon ridden, kept on to take 3rd inside final furlong, held towards finish, 3rd of 6, 2l behind Omanome (8-13) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Aug.
Please Let Me Go 10-3 (9-3) Prominent stands' side, ridden and every chance over 1f out until inside final furlong, no impression when switched right final 110 yards, 5th of 9, 8l behind It's All A Game (8-0) at Hamilton 6f 2yo hcp 0-65 (6) gd in Aug.
Mister Uno (IRE) 25-1 (9-5) Chased leaders over 5f, 5th of 9, 11l behind L'artiste (9-0) at Beverley 7f 2yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.