Difficult to exude confidence about any of these and FREE TUSSY gets no more than a tentative vote. He's been in decent form in amateur races recently and should figure again at this level. Red Somerset has slipped down to a tempting mark, but whether it's enough to see him winning over today's trip for the first time at the age of eight is questionable while Sasheen is another who has shown her best form over shorter trips. Oriental Girl still looks in the handicapper's grip, while The Blue Dog remains 4lb higher than when winning a seller earlier in the year.
Myboyalfie (USA) 33-1 (9-12) Keen early, held up towards rear, kept on, never on terms, 8th of 14, 20l behind Albaasil (9-0) at Yarmouth 1m mdn stks (5) gf in May.
Oriental Girl 9-1 (9-3) Mid-division, outpaced 2f out, never on terms, 6th of 8, 7l behind Yes Chef (9-7) at Chepstow 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) gf.
Penchesco (IRE) 9-2fav (9-6) Held up in touch, ridden over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind All The Winds (9-6) at Kempton 1m 2f hcp 0-75 (5) pol in Nov.
Free Tussy (ARG) 13-2 (10-8) In rear, headway 2f out, stayed on to go 2nd post, not reach winner, 2nd of 12, nk behind Iguacu (9-12) at Goodwood 1m 1f am hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) gf.
Red Somerset (USA) 9-1 (9-1) In rear, headway over 1f out, ridden and stayed on towards finish, 4th of 16, 1 1/2l behind Two Certainties (9-0) at Newmarket 1m app hcp 0-70 (5) gf.
Sasheen 7-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, hard driven to challenge over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 10th of 14, 10l behind Catchanova (8-13) at Kempton 1m app hcp (0-70) (4yo+) (5) pol.
George Thisby 25-1 (9-8) Slowly into stride, always towards rear, 8th of 12, 15l behind Mountrath (9-7) at Leicester 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gf in May.
The Blue Dog (IRE) 10-1 (9-5) Held up in rear, headway over 2f out, soon not clear run, effort over 1f out, soon faded, 7th of 9, 5l behind Archie Rice (9-7) at Lingfield 1m 2f hacp 0-70 (5) pol.
Waahej 3-1fav (9-6) Held up in rear, ridden and headway over 1f out, no extra inside final furlong, 5th of 8, 7l behind Command Marshal (9-1) at Warwick 1m 3f hcp 0-65 (6) gd.
Chief Exec 12-1 (8-13) Slowly into stride, behind, headway over 2f out, chased leaders over 1f out, never able to challenge, 3rd of 11, 9l behind Art Scholar (9-2) at Bath 1m 2f hcp (6) gd.