ONE COOL DREAM is the call in the nightcap with Doric Echo and Gower Valentine worthy of respect. Walter Swinburn's team appear to be in good order at present and whilst this filly was allowed to go off at decent odds on debut at Leicester; she acquitted herself well to the rough and tumble of handicaps and could well prosper for the return to an extra furlong. Doric Echo is capable though frustrating. His latest run at Southwell can be safely overlooked and the handicapper is at least playing his part in the equation. Gower Valentine did not enjoy the clearest of paths when finishing ahead of our selection at Leicester. Whether the step up in trip works in her favour is a matter of debate. Liberty Trail is a fairly workmanlike individual that seems capable of acting on any surface. Connections appear to have taken a substantial rethink about Amethyst Dawn's direction and middle distances are out now. Both she and Future Gem have been hammering the door down as far as winning is concerned. The high drawn pair of Timeless Dream and Cook's Endeavour are both capable of winning this if running up to their best form and are worthy of active consideration should any draw bias towards high numbers appear. One Cool Dream secures the nomination.
Timeless Dream 11-2 (9-5) Held up, pushed along 3f out, not clear run over 1f out, kept on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 11, 6l behind Speedy Guru (8-9) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Cook's Endeavour (USA) 20-1 (8-9) Prominent, every chance over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Darcey (7-12) at Yarmouth 1m 3yo clm (5) gf in Sep.
Doric Echo 12-1 (9-0) Slowly into stride, held up, never dangerous, 10th of 14, 20l behind Salerosa (8-10) at Southwell 7f hcp 0-75 (5) fbs in Sep.
Gower Valentine 7-1 (9-3) Led, raced keenly, headed well over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, carried right close home, 2nd of 11, hd behind Speedy Guru (8-9) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Liberty Trail (IRE) 16-1 (9-3) Close up, one pace inside final furlong, 5th of 17, 2 3/4l behind Milton Of Campsie (9-4) at Ayr 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Ykikamoocow 16-1 (9-0) With leader, challenged over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 5th of 10, 7l behind Diamond Daisy (8-12) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Aug.
Future Gem 6-1 (8-12) Always prominent, ridden to chase leader over 1f out, unable to quicken near finish, 2nd of 9, 1 1/4l behind Cheyenne Red (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Jimwil (IRE) 7-1 (9-2) Raced centre, held up, ridden and headway over 1f out, one pace final furlong, 6th of 14, 12l behind Equipe De Nuit (8-8) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gf in Sep.
Imperial House 12-1 (9-1) Towards rear, never dangerous, last of 13, 38l behind Allformary (8-13) at Thirsk 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Seldom (IRE) 66-1 (8-11) Chased leader 3f, 17th of 19, 11l behind Carnivore (9-6) at Redcar 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Sleepy Blue Ocean 8-1 (9-1) Soon outpaced, last of 9, 22l behind Cheyenne Red (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
One Cool Dream 14-1 (8-11) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 11, 2 3/4l behind Speedy Guru (8-9) at Leicester 6f fll hcp (5) gf.
Amethyst Dawn (IRE) 7-2fav (8-6) Chased winner, kept on, always held inside final furlong, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Lujano (8-11) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Two Turtle Doves (IRE) 8-1 (8-8) In touch, ridden 2f out, stayed on same pace final furlong, 4th of 9, 2l behind Cheyenne Red (9-1) at Hamilton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Sairaam (IRE) 4-1 (8-4) Held up, switched right over 4f out, headway over 2f out, kept on same pace inside final furlong, 3rd of 8, 2 3/4l behind Averoo (8-9) at Leicester 7f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Wotatomboy 40-1 (8-4) Awkward start and slow into stride, always in rear, ridden and hung right over 2f out, last of 8, 13l behind Just Five (9-1) at Beverley 1m 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) gf in Sep.
Lily Jicaro (IRE) 33-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, in rear and soon driven along, never dangerous, 7th of 9, 10l behind Best One (8-13) at Kempton 5f hcp 0-50 (7) pol.
Convitezza 125-1 (8-12) Slowly into stride, towards rear, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 8, 18l behind Ithinkbest (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gf.