Layla's Oasis scored at Musselburgh last week but was well beaten in soft ground before that. Indian Tinker has been thereabouts off a similar mark of late without being quite good enough, while Harrogate Fair may find a penalty tough to cope with having won on the Polytrack recently. Rambo Will and Tychaios are recent winners on fast going, the latter over track and trip, but a punt is taken on SOLEMN bouncing back to form having slipped 12lb down the weights since the start of the season.
Solemn 16-1 (8-13) Close up, ridden and every chance over 1f out, faded inside final furlong, 8th of 14, 5l behind Threave (9-1) at Goodwood 5f app hcp 0-75 (5) gs in Sep.
Heartsong (IRE) 10-1 (8-7) Chased leader, ridden and lost 2nd 2f out, chased leaders, weakened over 1f out, 6th of 7, 9l behind Maglietta Fina (9-5) at Bath 5f flls hcp 0-85 (4) gd in Sep.
Layla's Oasis 22-1 (8-10) Tracked leaders, ridden 2f out, led inside final furlong, won at Musselburgh 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gf beating Gottcher (9-4) by 1/2l, 13 ran.
Indian Affair 10-1 (9-7) Chased leaders, ridden and outpaced over 2f out, kept on again to 4th inside final furlong, no threat, 4th of 12, 5l behind Brynford (8-7) at Wolverhampton 6f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
Captain Scooby 16-1 (9-3) Mid-division, headway 3f out, ridden over 2f out, went 2nd brielfy inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 3rd of 11, 1 1/4l behind Kylladdie (9-7) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Indian Tinker 16-1 (9-1) Reared start and slowly away, headway halfway, soon hung left, chased winner inside final furlong, kept on same pace, 2nd of 10, 2 3/4l behind Monsieur Jamie (9-7) at Lingfield 5f hcp 0-70 (5) sft in Sep.
Commandingpresence (USA) 25-1 (8-10) Soon led, ridden 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 6l behind Gung Ho Jack (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Shawkantango 25-1 (9-0) Held up, ridden over 2f out, always behind, 10th of 11, 8l behind Holy Angel (9-2) at Beverley 5f hcp 0-75 (5) gd in Sep.
Harrogate Fair 12-1 (8-13) Bumped soon after start, held up in rear, not clear run over 2f out, switched outside and headway to lead just over 1f out, driven out, won at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol beating Alis Aquilae (8-11) by 3/4l, 11 ran.
Rambo Will 14-1 (9-2) Bumped start, prominent, led 4f out, ridden over 2f out, headed over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 11, 6l behind Gung Ho Jack (8-13) at Kempton 6f hcp 0-70 (5) pol.
Invigilator 20-1 (8-7) Held up towards rear, ridden over 2f out, faded final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Hi Filwah (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-75 (5) pol.
Tychaios 8-1 (8-10) Towards rear, ridden over 2f out, headway approaching final furlong, stayed on near finish, 5th of 15, 8l behind Generalyse (9-7) at Leicester 6f hcp 0-70 (5) gf.