FOREIGN RHYTHM has been running well and deserves a change of luck. Ron Barr's mare is only a pound higher than when a close-up second at Newcastle two runs ago looks the one to beat in this finale. Gracie's Games has travelled up from Richard Price's Herefordshire base and hinted at a revival at Bath last time while half A Crown, Orwellian and Distant Sun all have to be respected. Top weight Secret City is also a contender but Bridge Valley is only moderate.
Secret City (IRE) 16-1 (9-2) Always towards rear, 8th of 10, 11l behind We'll Deal Again (9-5) at Catterick 6f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Aug.
Keep It Dark 12-1 (9-2) Held up mid-division, weakened over 2f out, 12th of 13, well behind Moheebb (9-7) at Newcastle 1m hcp 0-70 (5) sft.
Mango Music 11-2 (9-1) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, kept on and no impression, 8th of 10, 5l behind Clumber Place (8-10) at Newcastle 7f fll hcp (5) hvy.
Half A Crown (IRE) 25-1 (8-9) Prominent, ridden over 1f out, every chance inside final furlong, kept on same pace towards finish, 5th of 14, 3l behind Ryedane (8-7) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Orwellian 11-4 (9-10) Behind, ridden and headway over 1f out, soon chased leading pair until inside final furlong, no extra, 4th of 9, 5l behind George Fenton (8-13) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-65 (6) hvy in Sep.
Red Roar (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) In rear, ridden halfway, never a factor, 6th of 8, 4l behind Kellys Eye (9-2) at Pontefract 5f hcp 0-75 (5) sft in Sep.
Distant Sun (USA) 12-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden to challenge over 1f out, soon every chance, short of room inside final furlong, no extra, 5th of 12, 2 3/4l behind Weetentherty (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Tadalavil 9-1 (8-12) Tracked leaders, pushed along over 2f out, soon lost place, last of 10, 16l behind Alive And Kicking (9-4) at Hamilton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gs in May.
Prince James 33-1 (8-10) Chased leaders until halfway, 8th of 9, 6l behind Theresnoneedfordat (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Sep.
Foreign Rhythm (IRE) 8-1 (8-12) Behind, headway over 1f out, never nearer, 6th of 12, 3l behind Weetentherty (8-9) at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-60 (6) sft.
Gracie's Games 14-1 (8-10) Held up in rear, headway over 1f out, never on terms, 5th of 15, 5l behind Steel Rain (8-12) at Bath 6f hcp 0-58 (6) sft.
Divertimenti (IRE) 22-1 (8-11) Led, ridden and headed over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 7th of 11, 3 1/2l behind Danzoe (9-5) at Nottingham 5f hcp 0-65 (6) sft.
Bang Tidy (IRE) 7-1 (9-3) Held up towards rear, ridden over 1f out, never on terms, 10th of 11, 14l behind Geeaitch (9-6) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol.
Errigal Lad 16-1 (8-7) Slowly into stride, in rear, well beaten 2f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Ryedane (8-7) at Pontefract 6f all hcp 0-70 (5) gf in Sep.
Cara's Request (AUS) 6-1 (9-4) Led, headed over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 8th of 9, 17l behind Twenty One Choice (9-3) at Musselburgh 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Wood Nymph (IRE) 50-1 (8-12) Outpaced, headway near side over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never nearer, 6th of 13, 6l behind Nawarah (8-12) at Southwell 5f 3yo mdn stks (5) fbs.
Gracie's Gift (IRE) 6-1 (8-13) Close up, headway and every chance over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 2nd of 12, 1 3/4l behind Maltease Ah (9-1) at Southwell 6f app hcp 0-55 (6) fbs.
Bridge Valley 16-1 (8-7) Mid-division, ridden over 2f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on, never nearer, 4th of 14, 4l behind Drive Home (8-6) at Catterick 7f hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Sep.
Zoom In 50-1 (8-2) Held up in last pair, outpaced over 4f out, never dangerous, 8th of 9, 34l behind Operateur (8-9) at Catterick 1m 4f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Jul.
Whatsofunny (IRE) 14-1 (8-10) Pressed leader until ridden over 2f out, chased leaders until weakened inside final 2f, 12th of 16, 18l behind Praxios (8-11) at Beverley 1m app stks (6) fm in Sep.