Mr Smithson has been given plenty of chances to score and our patience has worn a little thin with that one so instead we turn to DUSTER to land this maiden with Coolella's progression also catching the eye. Having only found a short priced favourite too goo on debut there is enough in the selection's good looking bloodline to suggest that he'll handle the sand so with the usual improvement expected he should claim this contest that won't take a great deal of winning. Mr Smithson has been a little frustrating to follow so far but he did put in a decent effort in a handicap off a mark of 72 when placing over the minimum trip here last time. That run probably sets the standard but he's beginning to look vulnerable in this company to a progressive type. One of those could be Coolella who did improve from her first run to place on her last start and her pedigree suggests that Fibresand can see her continue in the right direction. As a son of Captain Rio Royal Holiday should love this track but after such a promising first run Duster can sweep away the opposition.
Stef And Stelio 9-1 (9-2) Chased leaders until over 2f out, 9th of 10, 34l behind Ask Frank (8-11) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd in Jul.
Cape Kimberley Arakan colt out of Etoile Volant.
Royal Holiday (IRE) 50-1 (9-3) Mid-division, never dangerous, 7th of 10, 10l behind Makbullet (9-0) at Ripon 6f 2yo mdn (5) gd.
Duster 16-1 (9-3) Tracked leader, led 5f out, ran wide on bend 2f out and soon headed, chased winner after and kept on, no impression, 2nd of 11, 2 1/4l behind Dubai Miracle (9-3) at Lingfield 7f 2yo mdn auc stks (5) pol in Jul.
Mr Smithson (IRE) 9-2 (9-7) Chased leaders, outpaced halfway, kept on final furlong, 3rd of 7, 3l behind Mahiki (8-12) at Southwell 5f 2yo hcp (6) fbs in Jul.
Sancho Panza 100-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 13th of 15, 21l behind Elusive Pimpernel (9-3) at Newmarket 7f 2yo mdn (2) gd in Jul.
Coolella (IRE) 18-1 (8-1) Tracked leaders, ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, 3rd of 10, 3 1/2l behind Mr Grinch (8-13) at Carlisle 6f 2yo mdn aut (5) gd.
Nicaldani 33-1 (8-4) Slowly into stride, took keen hold in mid-division on rails, pushed along halfway, soon lost place, eased when no chance final 2f, tailed off, last of 13, 30l behind Gobama (8-9) at Salisbury 7f fll mdn stks (5) gf in Jul.