Whipphound remains 5lb higher than when winning over 7f here in June while Lord Buffhead and Methaaly are closely matched on their latest running over track and trip. The latter came out just the best on that occasion but a chance is taken on GAELIC WIZARD in this. He finished second to a higher rated horse in a seller the last time he raced over course and distance and has dropped 8lb in the weights since. Time To Begin is another on the slide and Molly Jones could make the frame.
Whipphound 10-3 (9-6) Chasing leaders when not much room on inside and lost place over 4f out, never on terms after, 9th of 13, 7l behind Burren View Lady (9-2) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.
Methaaly (IRE) 10-1 (8-10) Behind and soon outpaced, ridden and headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, just failed for 2nd, nearest finish, 3rd of 10, 2l behind Dream Ally (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Gaelic Wizard (IRE) 20-1 (8-10) Chased leader until over 2f out, soon ridden, weakened inside final furlong, 9th of 12, 6l behind Menelik (9-5) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp 0-60 (6) pol in Jul.
Lord Buffhead 7-2 (8-12) Towards rear, driven over 2f out, wide and headway entering straight, ridden and stayed on to take 2nd inside final furlong, never reached winner, 2nd of 10, 1 3/4l behind Dream Ally (9-3) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp (0-65) (6) pol.
Time To Begin (IRE) 8-1 (8-9) Chased leaders, went 2nd over 2f out, ridden to challenge and every chance over 1f out, stayed on same pace inside final furlong, 4th of 7, 4 1/2l behind Solarmaite (9-0) at Southwell 6f hcp (0-65) (6) fbs in Aug.
Molly Jones 6-1 (7-12) Went right and awkward leaving stalls, well outpaced in last pair, headway over 1f out, ran on inside final furlong, never able to recover, 4th of 11, 5l behind Powerful Wind (9-1) at Bath 5f hcp 0-70 (5) fm in Jun.
Avonlini 10-1 (9-4) Soon led, headed over 4f out, tracked leader, ridden over 2f out, weakened final furlong, 10th of 12, 9l behind Flamborough Breeze (9-4) at Wolverhampton 6f hcp 0-52 (6) pol in Oct.
One In A Thousand (IRE) 66-1 (8-12) Dwelt, chased leader, led over 3f out far side group, headed over 2f out, no extra inside final furlong, 6th of 11, 10l behind Pearl Queen (9-7) at Leicester 7f 3yo hcp 0-60 (6) gf.
Musical Strike 100-1 (8-1) In touch, weakened over 2f out, 9th of 10, 33l behind Duke Of Destiny (9-5) at Yarmouth 1m app hcp (6) gf in Aug.
Gambino (IRE) 40-1 (9-5) Towards rear, headway over 3f out, ridden over 1f out, weakened entering final furlong, 5th of 9, 9l behind Mishaal (9-5) at Musselburgh 7f mdn stks (5) gf.
Cymeriad 20-1 (8-7) Rider lost iron leaving stalls, tracked leaders, recovered iron 2f out, one pace final furlong, 5th of 9, 6l behind Eastern Dragon (9-11) at Warwick 6f 3yo app hcp 0-65 (6) gf in Aug.
Direct Trade 16-1 (7-12) Dwelt, in rear, weakened over 2f out, 7th of 9, 15l behind Excellent Jem (9-12) at Wolverhampton 7f hcp (0-65) (6) pol in Aug.