Snooky didn't reappear until August but was only beaten half-a-length by Vital Calling at Newcastle and that run should have blown away a few cobwebs. But QANAN also brings decent form into the contest and the slight drop in distance may just suit as he failed to quicken when fifth over a mile at Nottingham last time. Fallon's mount gets the nod though Quan showed a bit more at Pontefract last time and the four-year-old filly Gladsome kept on well when second in a handicap at Newcastle last time but she may be vulnerable back in a maiden and the others have improvement to find, though De Sousa is an interesting jockey booking for David O'Meara's newcomer Miss Bunter.
Benidorm 40-1 (9-0) Held up, headway on inside 5f out, ridden over 2f out, soon lost place, 10th of 11, 26l behind Haftohaf (9-3) at Wolverhampton 7f mdn auc stks (6) pol.
Peteron 20-1 (8-10) Always towards rear, 9th of 11, 11l behind Piste (8-10) at Catterick 5f hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.
Adam's Ale Ishiguru gelding out of Aqua.
Bondi Beach Boy 200-1 (9-3) Tracked leader until halfway, hung right and weakened 3f out, last of 15, well behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gs.
Ebony Express Superior Premium gelding out of Coffee Ice.
Extol Exceed And Excel gelding out of Dance Of Light.
Imperial Bond 25-1 (9-3) Slowly away, in rear, moderate headway on inside final furlong, 5th of 9, 11l behind Cone Donkey (8-12) at Catterick 6f mdn stks (5) sft in Aug.
Kuwait Star 33-1 (8-9) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, soon beaten, 11th of 12, 9l behind Lean On Pete (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Qanan 6-1 (9-3) In touch, ridden to challenge over 1f out, kept on one pace, 5th of 15, 8l behind Viewpoint (9-3) at Nottingham 1m mdn stks (5) gs.
Quan (IRE) 80-1 (8-12) Keen held up, ridden and headway over 2f out, kept on to go moderate 3rd 1f out, 3rd of 11, 12l behind A'juba (9-3) at Pontefract 1m 3yo mdn (5) gs.
Snooky 11-4 (9-3) Held up mid-division, headway over 3f out to tracked leaders, led 2f out, headed over 1f out, kept on and no chance with winner, 2nd of 10, 1/2l behind Vital Calling (9-3) at Newcastle 7f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) gs in Aug.
Gladsome 4-1fav (9-2) Towards rear, headway over 2f out, soon chased leading pair, ridden over 1f out, kept on to take 2nd place towards finish, 2nd of 8, 2l behind Pivotal Prospect (9-1) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy.
Copper To Gold Avonbridge filly out of Faithful Beauty.
Kuraanda 80-1 (8-12) Mid-division, hung right 3f out, soon weakened, 7th of 9, 16l behind Avon Breeze (8-12) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Lady Bentinck (IRE) 28-1 (7-12) Dwelt, towards rear, never dangerous, 9th of 10, 15l behind Blue Shoes (9-1) at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Aug.
Miss Bossy Boots Ishiguru filly out of Mighty Flyer.
Miss Bunter Bahamian Bounty filly out of The Terrier.
Mrsb 25-1 (8-12) Held up towards rear, headway over 4f out, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 5th of 7, 42l behind Danchai (9-3) at Hamilton 1m 1f 3yo & 4yo mdn (5) hvy in Sep.
Poppanella (IRE) 12-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, behind, soon detatched, never a factor, 8th of 9, 23l behind Avon Breeze (8-12) at Beverley 5f mdn stks (5) gd in Sep.
Zilzie (IRE) Intikhab filly out of Novosibirsk.