DANGEROUS ILLUSION has taken her time to find her feet but followed up a win at Yarmouth with a cosy victory over C&D last time. This looks no tougher despite a 6lb rise and she can land the hat-trick. Dictionary and Consistant have plenty to find with the selection on latest running despite today's better terms, but Cadmium Loch ran well here last week and looks a threat. Circuitous is up 3lb for his recent win at Carlisle and has been placed on the Polytrack, while Redcar winner Stilettoesinthemud could go well again now she's finally off the mark.
Stilettoesinthemud (IRE) 6-1 (8-12) Chased leader, led over 3f out, ridden and hung left 2f out, kept on under pressure inside final furlong, hard pressed towards finish, just held on, won at Redcar 6f mdn stks (5) gd beating Llewellyn (9-3) by ns, 9 ran.
Dictionary 2-1fav (9-7) Rider had trouble removing blind and slowly away, in rear, headway entering final furlong, kept on, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 4l behind Dangerous Illusion (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Cadmium Loch 11-2fav (8-11) Tracked leaders on inside, went 2nd over 2f out, driven and kept on final furlong, always held, just held on for 2nd, 2nd of 12, 1 1/2l behind Almaty Express (9-5) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Justbookie Dot Com (IRE) 14-1 (9-1) Chased leaders centre, ridden 3f out, soon weakened, 12th of 17, 12l behind Cape Kimberley (9-6) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-65 (6) sft in Aug.
Circuitous 28-1 (9-0) Led after 1f, ridden 3 lengths clear over 2f out, driven and joined inside final furlong, found extra close home, won at Carlisle 6f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gd in Aug beating Salik Tag (9-7) by nk, 12 ran.
Consistant 25-1 (9-4) Chased leaders, ridden over 2f out, chased winner 1f out, kept on same pace, 4th of 10, 4l behind Dangerous Illusion (8-9) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Trojan Rocket (IRE) 9-1 (9-5) Raced keenly in touch, weakened over 2f out, 11th of 13, 18l behind Diamond Run (8-13) at Lingfield 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug.
Dangerous Illusion (IRE) 16-1 (8-9) Chased leader, led over 1f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Aug beating Deslaya (9-3) by 2 1/2l, 10 ran.
Maharanee (USA) 40-1 (8-8) Chased leader, led briefly over 2f out, weakening when hung right over 1f out, 10th of 11, 16l behind Istiqdaam (9-11) at Carlisle 7f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Aug.
Hootys Agogo 8-1 (8-3) Chased leaders, came towards stands side 3f out, improved over 2f out, ridden and edged right over 1f out, no extra well inside final furlong, 4th of 6, 2 1/2l behind Sleights Boy (8-4) at Beverley 5f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gs in Aug.
Ballinargh Boy 5-1 (8-7) Took keen hold, with leaders 2f, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 8, 13l behind Tahitian Princess (8-6) at Hamilton 6f Selling Handicap (0-65) (3-5yo) (6) gd in Jul.
Avon Light 33-1 (8-2) Chased leader, ridden 3f out, no extra final furlong, 5th of 16, 6l behind Ellies Image (9-7) at Chepstow 7f hcp 0-60 (6) gd.
Vintage Grape (IRE) 12-1 (8-6) I touc, ridden over 1f out, weakened final furlong, 7th of 9, 9l behind Blue Deer (9-9) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.