PRIMAEVAL is only a token pick in this contest with Wilfred Pickles and Cheers Big Ears others open to improvement. The Fanshawe inmate caught the eye on debut with a solid run at Doncaster but did prove somewhat disappointing at Salisbury next time around. He raced with plenty of greenness but the experience will not have been lost on him and he could be open to any amount of progression. Wilfred Pickles lost by the narrowest possible margin at Newbury and as one of the highest rated performers in the field, he cannot be ignored. Cheers Big Ears represents a yard in form and realistically was not entitled to trouble Euston Square at Leicester on his most recent appearance. Kloof appears not to be progressing and could be flattered by his BHA rating. Nativity could have each-way claims if reproducing the pick of his fast ground form though winning may just be a bridge too far. Localiser will make more appeal once qualifying for handicaps and this step down in trip is a surprise based upon what we have seen thus far. Primaeval is the selection in a race where the market will provide plenty of food for thought.
Bertie Vista 8-1 (9-4) Prominent, soon mid-division, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 12, 12l behind Finsbury (9-0) at Ayr 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Another Luke (IRE) 100-1 (9-2) Always behind, last of 8, 13l behind Dream Express (9-5) at Ayr 6f clm stks (6) gd in Jul.
Aquapark 100-1 (9-3) Slowly into stride, outpaced, soon well behind, last of 13, 34l behind Equinine (8-12) at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
Champagne All Day Timeless Times gelding out of Miss Ceylon.
Cheers Big Ears (IRE) 8-1 (9-3) Half reared leaving stalls, held up, raced keenly, headway over 2f out, ridden over 1f out, edged left, no extra inside final furlong, 4th of 9, 6l behind Euston Square (9-3) at Leicester 7f 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Grant Me A Wish Timeless Times gelding out of Baby Be.
Kilmun 18-1 (9-3) In touch, raced keenly, ridden over 2f out, soon weakened, 10th of 15, 18l behind Mr Udagawa (8-10) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.
King Of Eden (IRE) 20-1 (9-4) Tracked leader 1f, soon dropped to rear, never a factor after, last of 9, 17l behind Dark Moment (9-12) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Kloof 13-2 (9-3) Tracked leaders and keen, led after 1f, ridden and headed inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 8, 3 1/2l behind Ithinkbest (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Localiser (IRE) 33-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 3l behind Ithinkbest (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf.
Primaeval 6-4fav (9-3) Behind and never travelling, headway under pressure over 2f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 6, 4 1/2l behind Netta (8-12) at Salisbury 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gf in Aug.
Star Addition 22-1 (8-4) Towards rear, pushed along before halfway, one pace final furlong, 7th of 14, 4 1/2l behind Lost In Paris (9-2) at Ayr 5f hcp 0-58 (6) gf.
Wilfred Pickles (IRE) 14-1 (8-13) Tracked leaders, went 2nd 3f out, challenged on bit 2f out, soon led and edged left, headed well inside final furlong, rallied as winner idled near finish, just failed, 2nd of 14, ns behind Santefisio (9-5) at Newbury 7f 3yo hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Sep.
Abbashinko 40-1 (8-12) Chased leaders, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 12, 7l behind Tiddliwinks (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol in Sep.
Alacity (IRE) 22-1 (10-9) Chased leader, every chance over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 3rd of 14, 1 1/2l behind The Name Is Frank (11-0) at Catterick 5f am hcp 0-55 (6) gf.
Camomile 12-1 (8-12) Prominent, driven and every chance 2f out, soon weakened, 6th of 11, 16l behind Cheyenne Red (9-3) at Hamilton 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Aug.
Nativity 33-1 (8-10) Behind, some headway under pressure over 2f out, soon beaten, 7th of 10, 11l behind Abhainn (8-4) at Warwick 6f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Rum Raisin 14-1 (9-0) Tracked leaders, 5th approaching straight, soon weakened, 16th of 18, 21l behind Theother Haaf (8-13) at Fairyhouse 1m 1f 3yo app hcp 0-70 in Sep.
Sleepy Valley (IRE) 16-1 (8-10) Slowly into stride, tracked leaders, weakened halfway, 7th of 8, 13l behind Hawkeyethenoo (8-8) at Musselburgh 5f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Spiosra (USA) 125-1 (8-12) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 9th of 11, 17l behind Justonefortheroad (9-3) at Redcar 7f mdn stks (5) gf in Sep.