Alpine Mysteries carries a penalty for last week's victory over track and trip when she beat Nolecce by over three lengths. She should confirm running with the latter but a chance is taken on the less-exposed OSCILATE WILDLY. The latter is getting steadily closer and, with this longer trip expected to suit and Richard Hughes on board, she gets the vote to open her account. Toughness Danon refused to race over hurdles last time but went close behind Nolecce at this track in July and the remainder all ran way below par on their latest starts.
Admirable Duque (IRE) 12-1 (8-9) Mid-division, remained on far side when race split over 5f out, weakened over 2f out, 8th of 10, 40l behind Opera Buff (9-3) at Salisbury 1m 6f hcp 0-75 (5) hvy.
Scribe (IRE) 16-1 (9-0) Slowly away, in rear, pushed along and headway over 3f out, chased leaders over 2f out, weakened over 1f out, 7th of 10, 12l behind Riptide (9-1) at Pontefract 2m 1f hcp 0-80 (4) gf in Jun.
Toughness Danon 11-8fav (8-13) Well away, very reluctant to race and reminders, well behind, headway and in touch in rear halfway, smooth headway on outside over 2f out, went 2nd well over 1f out, hung left and ridden over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, unable to reach winner, 2nd of 8, nk behind Nolecce (8-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hacp 0-70 (5) pol in Jul.
Getaway Car 6-1 (9-2) Sweating, held up in last pair, pushed along and struggling in rear over 6f out, headway over 1f out, stayed on inside final furlong, never going pace to reach leaders, 6th of 12, 11l behind Omar Khayyam (9-11) at Epsom Downs 1m 4f app hcp 0-80 (4) gd in Sep.
Oscilate Wildly (IRE) 12-1 (9-2) Held up in mid-division, headway to chase leaders 2f out, switched right over 1f out, stayed on same pace in 4th, 4th of 10, 4l behind Sporting Gold (9-8) at Haydock 1m 4f hcp 0-70 (5) gd in Sep.
Nolecce 10-1 (9-3) Tracked leaders, ridden to press winner over 3f out, kept on one pace final furlong, 2nd of 8, 3 1/2l behind Alpine Mysteries (9-0) at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Alpine Mysteries (IRE) 11-2 (9-0) Held up, headway on outer to lead 4f out, ridden and ran on, won at Wolverhampton 1m 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol beating Nolecce (9-3) by 3 1/2l, 8 ran.