Barney Curley's NO COMPLAINING looked much improved on handicap debut and off just a 1lb higher can go one better. Still unexposed the filly is making just her third run of the season so with fitness and experience likely to bring about further improvement she looks the one to beat. Franki J looks the obvious danger after a comfortable win form a lowly rating two starts ago. Since then he's placed off this mark and is another open to improvement. Empress Leizu might be a good shout for each-way backers as the only course and distance winner in the line-up but No Complaining looks to be heading in the right direction.
Franki J 14-1 (8-11) Prominent, led over 4f out, ridden and headed 2f out, kept on, one pace, 3rd of 11, 5l behind Paphos (8-12) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Empress Leizu (IRE) 7-1 (8-13) Led, ridden and headed 3f out, no chance with winner over 2f out, hung right over 1f out, weakened inside final furlong, 4th of 11, 20l behind Lyric Poet (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Avon Castle 33-1 (8-11) Took keen hold in mid-division, one pace over 2f out, weakened soon after, 8th of 14, 9l behind Burnbrake (9-4) at Kempton 1m 3f stks 0-55 (6) pol in Sep.
Asterales 10-1 (9-2) Held up in rear, ridden 2f out, never near leaders, 6th of 12, 11l behind Straversjoy (8-12) at Wolverhampton 1m 4f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Second Brook (IRE) 16-1 (8-4) Towards rear, ridden 4f out, driven 3f out, stayed on final furlong, never near leaders, 5th of 11, 6l behind Key Breeze (8-7) at Wolverhampton 1m 1f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) pol in Sep.
No Complaining (IRE) 7-2 (8-9) Tracked leaders, chased winner 2f out, soon hung left, kept on, one pace, 2nd of 10, 3 1/2l behind True To Form (8-11) at Lingfield 7f hcp (0-55) (6) pol in Sep.
Wavertree Bounty 5-1 (8-2) Held up, headway over 2f out, switched left over 1f out, ridden and kept on one pace, 4th of 8, 2 3/4l behind Wood Fair (7-12) at Yarmouth 1m 2f 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gs in Aug.
Jovial (IRE) 9-2 (8-8) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and headed 2f out, soon lost 2nd, no chance when weakened to 3rd close home, 4th of 7, 7l behind Now What (9-5) at Folkestone 1m 4f 3yo hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Elegant Dancer (IRE) 25-1 (8-2) Tracked leaders, ridden over 2f out, weakened inside final furlong, 7th of 16, 7l behind Pintura (9-9) at Haydock 1m 3yo hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Jul.
Sandy Toes 100-1 (8-13) Towards rear, ridden 3f out, not trouble leraders, 7th of 16, 8l behind Scooby Dee (8-6) at Leicester 7f 3yo sll (6) gd in Sep.
Patricks Lodge 66-1 (8-1) Chased leaders, every chance from over 2f out, soon hard driven, weakened entering final furlong, 6th of 9, 6l behind Jozafeen (8-13) at Carlisle 1m hcp 0-60 (6) gf in Aug.